Storm Watching in Cornwall

If you are making the trip down to our beautiful patch of the world this winter, you could well be met with a spectacular storm battering the Cornish coast. Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have passed through already this February and being Cornwall, we are probably not out the woods yet on the wild weather front.

Read on for our insider’s tips and five of the best places to catch the storms across west Cornwall.

*Please note; storm watching can be fun and the wind and waves often make for incredible pictures but please be careful. The sea certainly is a force to be reckoned with and should be approached with respect and extreme caution. The RNLI and Coastguards urge the public to be extra careful and warn that chances of survival are slim, if you are swept into the sea in storm conditions. Always check tide times and keep a safe distance.


The quaint harbour town on the south coast has become well known as a storm chasers hot spot as the waves have been pictured swallowing the top of the clock tower in previous years. Stop in The Harbour Inn for a pint of Cornish ale or gin and watch nature’s wrecking balls from a safe distance.

Photograph: Mike Lacey Photography


Whilst you are on the South coast, head to the old secluded smugglers cove; Prussia Cove. Park up and follow your nose as you ramble down the coast path to see the rugged coastline getting pounded.

Photograph: The Guardian


Penzance promenade has repeatedly fallen victim to the stormy weather as the white wash gobbles up the prom and the Jubilee Pool, the UK’s largest art deco open air lido. Head here to catch the Atlantic waves washing over.

Photograph: The Cornwall Guide


Sennen Cove, neighbour to Lands End, the most westerly point of mainland England, offers up some spectacular stormy scenes. Be sure to keep your distance!

Photograph: The Telegraph

Can’t make trip down to Sennen this winter? Click this link for a live web cam stream.

Photograph: CornwallLive


We might be biased here at Cherished Cottages but St Ives offers up plenty of spots for an avid storm chaser.

Photograph: Visit Cornwall

Porthmeor beach, St Ives surfing playground, is the perfect place to watch the waves roll in from the Atlantic. On the harbour front there is nowhere better than the window of cosy watering hole and rustic eatery, Rum and Crab Shack to watch the big tides and the rolling waves into the harbour on a stormy day.

Photograph: CornwallLive
Photograph: CornwallLive

Call our friendly office team to find out more about prices and availability in our sea view homes across our Cherished portfolio and watch the storm from the comfort of your St Ives abode.

Please remember; respect the sea and be careful.

Lead Photograph: The Cornwall Guide

Blog by Cherished Property Manager, Molly