Lamorna Cove on the southern side of the Penwith Peninsular, lies approximately four miles west of Penzance. Fishing used to take place here, although there is little evidence of its continuation.
In the late nineteenth century Lamorna became popular with artists from the Newlyn school, with artist such as SJ “Lamorna” Birch and Alfred Munnings having studios here. Anyone who has visits Lamorna will immediately recognise the quality and clarity of the light, which attracted many artists here..
A recent storm caused part of the end of the ancient harbour wall to collapse as seen in the image.