Local Area

Lower Balwest Farm is in a World Heritage Site and Tregonning Hill is designated as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).


(Walkable for those who like to walk on footpaths, small roads and the coast path)


The closest beaches are:


Inland there are walks up Tregonning Hill, Godolphin Hill and to Godolphin House and woods. There is a footpath from the farm.


  • Praa Sands looking west
  • Praa Sands - east end
  • Praa Sands in winter
  • Winter waves at Praa Sands
  • Rinsey Cove
  • Ponies at Rinsey
  • Trewurvas mines near Rinsey Cove
  • Prussia Cove - Bessy's Cove
  • Prussia Cove - Bessy's Cove
  • Prussia Cove - King's Cove. Kenneggy Sands, a large sandy beach, is next to King's Cove and is accessible at lowish tides
  • Prussia Cove - Piskie's Cove and caves at half tide
  • Prussia Cove - rock pooling at King's Cove
  • Prussia Cove - Cudden Point. On the coast path from Prussia Cove to Perranuthnoe
  • Prussia Cove - Cudden Point. On the coast path from Prussia Cove to Perranuthnoe
  • View from Tregonning Hill
  • Walk along the top of Tregonning Hill
  • On the path along the top of Tregonning Hill
  • Godolphin Woods
  • Godolphin House
  • At the top of Godolphin Hill in winter




  • Porthleven (in the winter)
  • Perranuthnoe and St Michael's Mount viewed from the footpath from Cudden Point
  • St Michael's Mount - taken from flight trip we took in light aircraft from Land's End Airport
  • St Michael's Mount harbour
  • St Michael's Mount - taken on a boat trip from Pemzance (The Mermaid)
  • St Michael's Mount from the beach at Longrock
  • Loe Bar
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  • Penzance Harbour and Jubilee Pool - taken from flight trip in light aircraft from Land's End Airport



The whole of the end of Cornwall is within a short drive - at most about 20 miles. Below are just a few of the places to visit.


  • St Ives - taken from boat trip to 'Seal Island'
  • St Ives - boat trip to 'Seal Island'
  • The Carracks - 'Seal Island'
  • St Ives - harbour
  • St Ives - view from harbour towards Carbis Bay
  • View from Zennor Head towards Gurnard's Head
  • Summer sunset on Zennor Head
  • Buzz on the beach at Sennen Cove
  • Porthgwarra (west of Porthcurno)
  • Porthgwarra to Gwenapp Head
  • Gwenapp Head blowhole
  • On Gwenapp Head
  • Looking down on Kynance Cove in winter
  • Kynance looking seaward
  • Kynance Cove looking back towards the cafe
  • South side of the Helford Estuary - Sprout and Mazey on the beach at Bosahan, St Anthony's Head
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  • Paradise Park, Hayle. A bird/wildlife sanctuary with an indoor jungle barn for children