About Land's End, Cornwall

Land's End CornwallThere are walks along the coastal path from Penzance to Land's End. Porthcurno is an attractive place with a superb beach to stop about four miles east of Land's End. There are toilets in the main car park near the Cable Station pub.

You might also wish to pop in the visit the Telegraph Museum which records the fists telegraph cables coming ashore at Porthcurno in the 19th century and later developments.

The Minack outdoor theatre is on the cliffs at the western end of Porthcurno beach.


If you visit Land's End, you will see a steady stream of walkers on the coastal path. This has become a popular activity for all ages. It is also a very good way to see the amazing cliffs, offshore rocks, lighthouses, sea birds and wild flowers. Visit in the autum to see colonies of breeding seals on the Longships rocks below the lighthouse through binoculars.

The Land's End Visitor Centre is a good place to stop for a rest and refreshments.

Countless people over the years have attempted to walk from the most north easterly point of Great Britain - John O Groats in Scotland, to the most south westerly point of Britain - Land's End. It still remains a popular challenge among walkers.

Recording Success in walking from John O Groats to Land's End

Felix the Land's End cat


  • Although having an official photograph taken with the signpost at Land's End seems a bit pointless for day trippers, it is very understandable for people who have completed a long distance challenge and something to be proud of and recorded officially for posterity.



The 1st person to complete the End to End Walk from Land' End to John O Groats and back again

A Cornish man with the Scottish sounding name of Robert Carlyle, pushing a wheelbarrow containing his suitcase, was the first End-to-Ender in 1879.