Newlyn Travel Guide

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    Newlyn Harbor At Low Tide
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Newlyn Things to Do

  • Anyone for icecream?!

    If for some reason you do stop in Newlyn, visit Jelbert's Icecream shop ( right hand side of the road from Penzance). This small family owned business is open during the summer and during most other holidays. The home-made clotted cream icecream is out of this world. You can even ask for an extra topping of home-made clotted cream, which then...

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  • Pilchard Heritage Museum and Factory

    Newlyn Pilchard Works is a living working museum. They are the only producers of salt pilchards, most of which are exported to the Mediteranean countries; in particular Italy - and use traditional wooden barrels and salt presses. I haven't tried salt pilchard yet, but it is supposed to be similar to salted anchovies. You can buy some to try if you...

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  • Grab A Pint At The Star Inn

    We stopped into the Star Inn during our pub-hopping journey on Saint Patrick's Day. We loved the atmosphere in the small, cozy pub. The rooms are filled with antiques and boating memorabilia and the staff is friendly and helpful. The prices here were the cheapest we found, on everything from crab sandwiches to beer. I loved the Cornish Cream ale -...

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  • Seafood and views

    Set on the Newlyn to Mousehole road as it rises over the Harbour; spectacular views over Mount's Bay and Newlyn. Lots of seafood dishes, made with fresh, locally caught produce. Also boasts traditional roast dinners and some lovely puddings.

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  • For the next best thing to homebrew.

    A converted cinema. Am going there next month so will describe it then. The reason I recommend it is because they make Cornish mead here. There are flavours for every taste; strawberry, apricot, banana...and it blows your socks off.

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Newlyn Nightlife

  • Pubs; Past and present

    Despite the joke in the above tip there are several pubs in Newlyn. Two of the best (IMHO!) are right near my house. The Red Lion is small, with a jukebox and pool table and serves great food, especially the mussels and the crab salad.On fine days there is a nice garden out of the back, just ask at the bar. Kids are allowed until 8pm as long as...

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  • early closing??!!

    er...night life? What's that? Don't come to Newlyn for the night life! There are several pubs, a couple have live music regularly, but they follow the normal 11o'clock closing time. Although if you're a stargazer there's always the beach... hee hee.

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Newlyn Warnings and Dangers

  • Walking in Newlyn Harbour

    Be careful when walking around the harbour area, especially in the morning when it is at its busiest. Traders in vans and cars roar up and down and forklift trucks are likely to screech out of the fish market at any old angle.The Harbour is private property, owned and run by the Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commission, so any accidents are at your own...

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  • Jellyfish

    Jellyfish appear regularly in local waters during the summer months. We saw an extraordinarily beautiful blue one last year. It was smaller than my hand, a dark blue and rimmed with silver. Being so small it was hard to spot in the seaweed and would be easy to get stung by.Just watch out if you decide to go swimming or paddling here at this time of...

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  • Beware of the seagulls!!

    The seagulls in this area are huge and dominate the bird heirarchy all year around. They are particularly vociferous in Newlyn, probably because of the large amount of scraps available throughout the year from the fishing industry. You can always tell when an incoming boat has dumped its unused chum (bait ) or scraps; it has a huge flock of...

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Newlyn Off The Beaten Path

  • Cobbled alleyways

    Newlyn has long been a fishing community. Walking around the village reveals hidden, twisting alleyways of tiny, fishermens cottages. My friends live on this lane and inside their narrow house is tiny, containing one open plan living room and kitchen and two small bedrooms on the upper floor.I can't help wondering how the fishermen and their, often...

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  • Walks

    There are beautiful walks all along the coast. The cycle path continues through Newlyn, joining the road at some points. After Newlyn village the beach turns stoney and then rocky. If you are able it is worth leaving the path and clambering over the rocks to investigate the rock pools at low tide. You can find mussels, baby crab, shrimp, fish,...

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  • Newlyn Beach

    The beach at Newlyn is not so much a beach as a shingly collection of debris. The flotsam and jetsam of the fishing trade washed in and carried out by each tide. As you walk down from the Penzance road you first cross a wasteland, home to rusted hulks of farm and fishing engines, pot-holed concrete that was once a mine railway from the slate pit...

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  • Newlyn's Fishermen's Mission

    The Ship's Institute houses the local base of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.Often more simply known as the Fishermens Mission, its work involves the care of those involved in the fishing idustry and their families. It has an important role to play in any fishing community.Set up in 1881, The RN Mission is funded by voluntary...

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  • Newlyn Lighthouse

    Newlyn South Pier was extended in 1915 and a lighthouse erected.Newlyn Lighthouse belongs to the Harbour Commission. It's light revolves at 15 times a minute by means of occulting apparatus ( the part that alternately hides and reveals the light,) It is visible up to 15 miles out to sea.

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