There’s some 7.5 miles of continuous waterfront running in Penzance, on a combination dedicated waterfront promenade, sidewalk, and easy section of S W Coast Path. We’ve divided this into two routes: 3.5 miles east to St Michael’s Mount and 4 miles west to Newlyn & Mousehole. Combining the two would be 15 miles!
Penzance East to St Michael’s Mount. Nice waterfront run for 3.5 miles east to St. Michael’s Mount — a medieval castle with a Norman church and sub-tropical gardens, reached by a dramatic causeway. From Penzance, head east on an easy, flat section of SW Coast Path that runs between the the train tracks and Long Rock/Marazion Beach. Surface is round concrete holes At 3 miles, reach the stone causeway, for a dramatic run up to St Michael’s Mount. Out and back is 7 miles. The beach here is also runnable.
Penzance West to Mousehole. Choose your distance for a run of up to 4 miles to Mousehole. From Penzance, run along the Quay, and then the Penzance Promenade (also a section of the S W Coast Path) for 1.7 miles to Newlyn. Here, you can continue around Newlyn Harbour along The Strand/Fore St./Cliff Rd./The Parade (good sidewalks) around Penlee Point to Mousehole. There are rolling hills over the last 1 mile west from Penlee Point, including in Mousehole where you’ll end at the wharf.
- East to St. Michael's Mount: 3.5 miles (5.6 km) one-way; West to Mousehole: up to 4 miles (6.3 km) one-way
- East to St. Michael's Mount: flat, except the 100 climb to the castle; West to Mousehole: 206 feet (63m), most of it close to Mousehole
- Penzance start: near train staton/Harbour Car Park.
- Train station in Penzance. Numerous other car parks and access points along the route. Can also start in Newlyn, Mousehole