West Cornwall photos: summer seaside inspiration

St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, beautiful photos of Cornwall
St Michael’s Mount is one of the most popular landmarks in Cornwall. Credit: VisitBritain/ Jason Hawkes

Looking for some summer holiday inspiration? Then click through these gorgeous photos of West Cornwall, including Penzance, St Michael’s Mount and the Minack Theatre

Think summer in Britain and your mind may drift to childhood memories of building sandcastles on the beach and cooling down with some delicious real ice cream. Cornwall, the most southwesterly county in England, is the epitome of British summer holidays.

From the cool culture of seaside town St Ives to the simple allure of traditional fishing villages such as Mousehole and the sheltered smugglers’ bays along the south coast, Cornwall is a great place to escape to this summer. Don’t believe us? Hopefully these photos of Cornwall will convince you…

For more information on West Cornwall and Cornish attractions in and around Penzance, go to www.penzancetowncouncil.co.uk