Some Nearby Beaches:
  • Pedn Vounder (2.5 miles) Beautiful but hard to reach (climbing involved).

  • Porthcurno (2.9 miles) Lovely sandy & popular family beach close to the famous Minack Theatre & the Telegraph Museum. Parking & facilities available

  • Lamorna Cove (2.6 miles) A small pebble beach in a sheltered cove. Parking & facilities.

  • Porthchapel (3.5 miles) A beautiful small beach but not easily accessible to pushchairs etc.

  • Porthgwarra (6 miles) A small fishing village with a small beach in a deep narrow inlet. Parking & facilities.

  • Whitesands Bay (5.1 miles) Beautiful white sandy beach at Sennen Cove, stretching for a mile around to Gwenver beach. Lifeguard service from May to September. Seasonal dog ban, although the neighbouring Gwenver beach is dog friendly. Popular with families & surfers. Parking & facilities.

  Nearby Historical Attractions:
  • Tregiffian Burial Chamber (1.11 miles) a late Neolithic/early-Bronze Age burial chamber. B3315 (OS Map 203; ref SW 430245)

  • The Merry Maidens (1.2 miles) a stone circle which dates from the Bronze Age, is the best preserved circle in Cornwall. Local legend states that the stones are the forms of a group of nineteen maidens who danced on the Sabbath and were turned to stone for their transgressions! The two standing stones to the north-east are supposedly the pipers who played for them. B3315 (OS grid ref:- SW 433 245)

  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (2.24 miles) The Museum of Submarine Telegraphy & Porthcurno

  • Minack Theatre (2.9 miles) Famous Cliffside theatre & home to exotic succulents

  • Carn Euny Ancient Village (2.57 miles) a well preserved Iron Age village half a mile north of Brane (OS map 203; ref SW 402288)

West Cornwall AONB Walk:


The pretty fishing village of Sennen Cove, 3½ miles away, overlooks the magnificent Blue Flag surfing beach of Whitesand Bay, from here a ½-mile coastal walk passes some dramatic scenery on the way to Lands End. Closer to home you can enjoy Lamorna Cove, or walk through the lovely St Loy Woods (a favourite with children), joining up with the costal path with its magnificent views across St Loy and beyond. From here you can enjoy a costal walk, taking you around the quaint Pemberth Cove, on to Treen with its Iron Age cliff castle/fort (Treryn Dinas) and the famous Logan Rock (balance stone), then on to Porthcurno with the famous Minack Theatre, Telegraph Museum and beautiful beach. Onwards, passing Porth Chapel beach to Porthgwarra (where you will find a small, secluded beach and café), around Gwennap Head and the Coastguard Lookout, onto Porth Loe and Nanjizal with its “Song of the Sea” (cave) and finally onto Lands End. From Lands End you can continue and explore the other coast!

The famous Minack theatre (3 miles) has open air performances from May to September or there is the scenic flight to the Isles of Scilly. Penzance is nearby as is St Ives for art galleries and specialist shops and both offer a variety of fantastic restaurants and café bars. Mousehole, Newlyn and Marazion  also offer several award-winning places to eat, so you don’t need to go far to find amazing cuisine. St Buryan itself has a public house, which offers traditional pub food, it is family friendly and accepts well behaved dogs. Named after the Irish Saint Buriana, the village is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This traditional Cornish village has several shops for everyday groceries, a garage, post office, antique shop and a stunning grade one Church which reputedly contains the heaviest peal of six bells in the world. The surrounding area is dotted with evidence of Neolithic activity, from stone circles and Celtic crosses to burial chambers and ancient holy wells. There are plenty of other attractions within driving distance, including theme parks, animal parks, craft fairs, music festivals etc… more than enough to keep everybody happy!