The largest town beaches are Porthmeor and Porthminster, both of which have sand and space aplenty. Between them juts the grassy promontory known as the Island, topped by the tiny pre-14th-century Chapel of St Nicholas. On the peninsula's east side is the little cove of Porthgwidden, a smaller beach that's often a good place to escape the crowds.

As you'd expect, there are lots and lots of art galleries to visit dotted around town.