Newlyn is the largest fishing port in Cornwall and joins on to Penzance. The town itself is wrapped around a hill that overlooks Mounts Bay and has fantastic view. Although the harbour has a modern market, there is an old Seamans Mission and the rest of the town has not lost its character. Until recently there was a Pilchard Museum, but this has now closed.
Although the harbour is an efficient modern port, only a few yards away are some traditional terraced fisherman's cottages on narrow cobbled streets.
Newlyn was also the home of the now named Newlyn school of painters that were prominent in the late 19th and early 20th Century. One of the paintings by Stanhope Forbes features the beautiful old bridge as photographed below. Some of their work is now displayed at the Penlee House. The Newlyn Art Gallery is situated overlooking the sea on the road to Penzance and was originally built to house their work with money donated by Passmore Edwards.
Newlyn is also home to Jelberts, one of the best home made ice cream shops in Cornwall.