Sennen Cove boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Cornwall, Whitesands Beach, and still retains much of the atmosphere of an old fishing village. Tucked away, just behind Land’s End the cove receives the full force of the Atlantic ocean making it a popular spot with surfers and hosting the UK’s oldest surfing club.
The Old Success Inn is a 17th century building with views across the bay. The cove was once frequented by many mermaids, in addition to the Sennen Whooper. Perhaps these mermaids were really dolphins, which can still be seen frolicking in the water close to the coast. A nearby rock is known as the Irish Lady and is the memorial to the sole survivor of a long ago wreck. Unfortunately she fell into the sea before she could be rescued, but her ghost can sometimes be seen still clinging to the rock.