B&B Information

Shoreline Bed & Breakfast is ideally situated directly on Penzance's seafront offering uninterrupted sea views of St Michael's Mount, Mounts Bay, and Newlyn. The quaint inns and cobbled streets of Penzance are just behind us. We are in the perfect location for your holiday.

We have sweeping views overlooking Mounts bay, which has recently been described as one of the 'Most Beautiful Bays in the World'.

Rooms are all individually themed and named after exotic flowers, e.g Blossom, Orchid and Lily. Furnished in a modern style with stylish prints.

All rooms are equipped with Flat screen TV/DVD players, all are ensuite, and are supplied with tea & coffee making facilities. Shoreline is WiFi enabled, if you bring your own WiFi enabled device, the internet is free for guests.

Our home cooked Cornish breakfast will set you up for the day, with unlimitted tea/coffee and toast. Continental and lighter options are available, try our delicious fruit platter served with greek yogurt and honey. Croissants, plain or with a ham and chesse platter. Make yourself a delicious fruit, yogurt, granola and nut breakfast parfait from our buffet. Or try one of our specials: Creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon served on a toasted muffin, or for a healthy alternative try one of delicious fresh fruit platters served with yoghurt granola.

At the front of Shoreline we have a decked patio area, with tables/chairs and sun loungers. The perfect place to relax after a day out and about in beautiful Cornwall. Sit and relax and watch the waterfront, with pretty sail boats passing by, traditional Cornish fishing boats and luggers. You may even see the odd dolphin or seal fishing for its supper.


By Road

As you enter Penzance from the A30, follow the signs for the town centre. After passing the railway and bus stations on your left, keep in the left-hand lane - signed for Newlyn - and follow the seafront road past the marina, docks and open-air swimming pool. Carry along the Penzance promenade, Shoreline is situated on your right, just before the Queens Hotel.

By Rail & Bus

A short walk from the Rail and Bus station, turn left and follow the signs for Newlyn. Follow the seafront road, past the marina, docks, across the bridge, and the open air swimming pool. Carry on along the promenade, and Shoreline is situated on your right, just before the Queens Hotel.


No Private on site parking. Free public on street parking running the length of the sea front. Pay and Display nearby.

Check-In/Check-out times

We do not have a permanently manned reception nor a night porter, therefore check-in is by Appointment between Midday and 22.00 latest. Earlier arrival can be arranged directly with us by telephoning: 01736 366821.

Check out time is 10.00am

Guests are asked for their estimated time of arrival at the time of booking.


Children over the age of 7 are welcome


The town of Penzance is named "Pen Sans" in the ancient Cornish language, meaning "Holy Headland", referring to the headland to the western side of the harbour on which a chapel was established by early Christians well over 1000 years ago. Today St Mary's Church (shown above) is located on the same site. Penzance is the major town of the district of Penwith, or the Lands End Peninsula. The town has the only seashore promenade in Cornwall which extends from the harbour towards the fishing port of Newlyn - a mile or so to the west.

The harbour is a centre of activity at all times with both a tidal section and a protected closed and floating harbour. The main tidal harbour is filled with moored yachts and other pleasure craft and is home to the Penzance Sailing Club whose racing dinghies and cruising yachts compete regularly during the summer. The Isles of Scilly ferry - Scillonian III - sails regularly from here to the Islands during the summer while a cargo ship provides service to the Islanders for their needs all year round. Beside the harbour is the National Lighthouse Museum which allows the public to see and learn a little of the vital and hazardous work performed by the Lighthouse Service in the protection of our shipping and our shores. Next to the Museum is the Penzance Dry Dock, which carries out repairs and maintenance on a variety of shipping and fishing boats.

The town centre, set back a short distance from the harbour, is the focus of commercial activity for the whole Lands End Peninsula, and contains a number of interesting and historic sites. The Market House - set at the meeting point of the two major streets of the town - looks down on a commemorative statue of Sir Humphrey Davy - one of the town's most famous sons - who, born and brought up in Penzance in a house only a few yards away from his statue, was the inventor of the miner's safety lamp which bears his name today and which resulted in a major step forward in safety in coal mining throughout the country. His statue looks down Market Jew Street, which is the main shopping street of the town. This street is named from the Cornish "Marghas Yow", which means "Thursday Market" and, like its counterpart in Marazion, has no connection with Judaism.

Leading from the Market House to the harbour is Chapel Street which is the most historic area of the town containing many interesting houses. The street readily brings to mind the memories of ancient mariners, smugglers and pirates. On the street will be found the Union Hotel where, in the old town meeting rooms, the news of Lord Nelson's victory at the battle of Trafalgar was first announced; the strange facade of the Egyptian House; the Turk's Head Inn, which is believed to be the oldest public house in Penzance and on whose site there has reputedly been a public house for nearly 800 years; the famous Admiral Benbow restaurant which contains a wealth of nautical relics forming the basis of the decor; the Nautical Museum, housing yet more shipwreck relics from the coasts nearby; and the house in which lived the Bronte family before their move to Yorkshire with which they are more frequently associated.

Penzance is famed for its flowers, being favoured by a very mild climate, and a profusion of flowers and palm trees will be found in the town's Morrab Gardens - a peaceful haven within minutes of the centre of town - amidst an area of Regency and Georgian terraces and houses. Close by is the Penzance Museum and Art Gallery which houses one of the largest collections of paintings by the famed Newlyn School of artists.

During each summer, there are festivals and traditional events of which the most popular is the Golowan Festival and Mazey Day which fill the town's streets with processions and music. This takes place annually in late June to celebrate the Feast of St John and the arrival of mid-summer.

From Penzance, frequent public bus services travel to all major points of interest in the area including Land's End, Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre, Mousehole, Marazion and St Michael's Mount, while there are both bus and train services to St Ives. There are also all-day, and half-day tours to various other areas of Cornwall.

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Shoreline Guest House, 17 Marine Terrace, The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4DL,

Email: bookings@shorelineguesthouse.com

Call us: 01736 366821


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