Newlyn is a small town hugging the shoreline of Mount's Bay in the region of Cornwall at the extreme southwest tip of England. It is part of a small urban area combining Newlyn with the neighboring town of Penzance. Fishing has been the main industry here, trawlers and day-boats bob in the harbor and fisher’s stores and processing factories still occupy many of the harbor-side buildings. Being at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel, this area has needed to weather many storms in support of a wider fishing industry and has clung on as Britain’s busiest working port.
Enjoy a walk along the Penzance Promenade, the seawall, the beach, to discover this tranquil and protected harbor -- its colorful fishing boats and yachts set against a backdrop of ancient church steeples. Newlyn is home to the Newlyn School, a colony of artists, and was one of the last strongholds of the Cornish language.