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Your Ultimate Wedding Venue – Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is a magnificent building situated in a rugged and unspoilt natural bay. The stunning views complement the wonderful food and with exceptional warm and friendly service you have the ultimate venue for your wedding.

Every wedding is special and we believe your day should reflect this. From the moment you select Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove as your wedding venue, our dedicated team will help take of your arrangements throughout each stage of planning, to help make the process seamless.

On the big day itself, our experienced team will be there to ensure every last detail of your special day is perfect I’m every way, so you can relax and celebrate with family and friends.

You can choose your layout and theme, inside or outside, or a bit of both. Whatever you choose we can adapt to suit you. If you want to keep planning simple, we have created a fairy-tale package for you, or if you prefer we can tailor a proposal to match your requirements. And if you prefer the finer details and need a help with finishing touches our experienced team are always on hand.

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove your ultimate Wedding Venue.

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National Oyster Day – This Saturday 5th August – on the Terrace Surf Den!

Oyster trivia in celebration of National Oyster Day:

Did you know?

  • Nearly two billion pounds of bivalve mollusks are eaten every year?
  • Finding a pearl in an oyster, is rare. Only one out of 10,000 oysters will produce one.
  • It’s a myth that oysters are supposed to slide down your throat without chomping into them first.
  • Oysters are commonlyfound clinging onto shipwrecks, debris and harbour walls around the world. There are plenty of wrecks here off our lovely Cornish Coast – and some propping up the bar too!
  • Oystersare closely related to other marine molluscs such as scallops, clams and mussels.
  • There are five species of Oysters – Pacific Oysters (or Japanese Oyster), Kumamoto Oysters, European Flat Oysters, Atlantic Oysters and Olympia Oysters.

Come an pay homage to the glorious oyster with Ben in the Surf Den followed by fresh pizza made to order and a glass of chilled white or fizz to celebrate National Oyster Day on the 5th August with us here in Sennen.

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Making Your Special Occasion a True Celebration

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove offers a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere and truly outstanding food and service, making being by the seaside the ideal venue for your wedding or special event.

Whatever the occasion we offer a variety of inspiring dining options and ideas to help make your celebration truly memorable with your own personal event planner available to assist with all your individual requirements.

We offer an array of menus and options to consider or if you need inspiration, we can help create a package with you which will include all the elements you need to make your day a truly special occasion.

Whether it’s your wedding, birthday, or Christmas party relax in the knowledge that you will have all the support and everything you need from the team.

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Saturday 5th August we are celebrating Oyster Day at Sennen

We’re celebrating National Oyster Day here at Sennen on the 5th August – the most versatile mollusc!  A day when you can celebrate by eating fresh oysters by the Seaside, or for some, buying oyster pearls for loved ones.

The history of Oyster Day is unclear.  Some say that Casanova, that infamous 18th century cad, started his day with a breakfast of 50 oysters.  Whether he ate them, for their aphrodisiac properties or simply because he enjoyed who knows. Others say the history of Oyster Day is simply quite unknown, but it is clear the history of human’s relationship with oyster’s dates back to Roman times as there is evidence of people in the United Kingdom and France farming oysters.

Oyster is the common name for a number of different groups of bivalve molluscs. Some species of oysters are commonly eaten, either cooked or raw, as a delicacy. While other types of oyster, such as pearl oysters, are not normally consumed by humans, they are harvested for their pearls.

So  come and celebrate National Oyster Day with us on the 5th August and slurp up a half shell. We’ll be shucking Oysters in the Surf Den to order all day from opening. Half a dozen followed by a home made pizza and a glass of fizz or chilled white – perfect! And with our resident DJ and Sennen Sounds to chill the mood from 4pm.


Yoga on the Terrace Returns – Rollout your Mat by the Seaside

The first moments of each day are really precious. It’s a time where we can influence how we are going to think, act and respond for the rest of the day, even if its a day lazying on the beach, hiking around the Cornwall Coast or surfing. So it makes sense to make time for something positive and inspiring.
Our morning yoga classes have been so popular over the last two summers we are pleased to annouce that these gentle, life-affirming sessions will be returning.
Daily yoga sessions (weather permitting) will start on 1st August untill 2nd September. And will be held from 9-10am on the terrace.  And afterwards brunch is available, for those who would like to refuel ready for the day ahead.
Sessions will be taught by Julie Stone, from Land’s End Yoga. Julie teaches a blend of yoga styles, having practised Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha traditions for many years. Based in Cornwall, she draws inspiration from the landscape, and to focusses on the therapeutic and rehabilitative power of yoga and its ability to enhance all aspects of life. She infuses her practice with compassion and humour, encouraging students to think of their relationship with yoga as a personal lifelong journey.
The sessions are suitable for all abilities.  There is no need to book – just turn up.  Bring your own mat if possible (however, some will be available) and individual sessions on the terrace can be requested.
Yoga has a myriad of benefits no matter what time of the day we practice. But there’s just something profoundly special about rolling out your mat at the start of the day by the seaside.

For further information please contact Kinga or Julie – www.benatsennen.co.uk /01726871191/ www.yogalandsend.com

Dad and Daughter Time at Sennen Cove

Approaching Sennen and turning right down the hill towards the Cove you can sense the ocean –
really feel it close by. It affects the weather the temperature and has shaped this gloriously proud
and tough peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic. The rugged beauty of West Penwith and the land
west of Penzance bends to the power of the ocean. As you drive further west, fewer trees, a wider
horizon and big skies.  Roof down on the car and my daughter already ‘suited and booted’
in her wet suit and ready for the surf. I love it and Scarlett loves it too. We are truly blessed to be
able to indulge in yet another day in Sennen Cove, on the beach and in the sea – proper dad and
daughter time. The sun’s out so sunglasses on and our tune of the season flowing out of
the ancient radio. ‘Lucky’ our Springer in the back – ears flying in the wind looking majestic!
This is precious time. Scarlett is 11, full of youthful fun and energy and doesn’t think her dad is the
most embarrassing person on the planet – just yet. I know I’m on borrowed time so I have to grab
every second and enjoy and indulge it as those teenage years are coming over the horizon. Hopefully
these times will stay with her like they do me and she’ll come back to me and we can do it again
after the teenage angst.In the meantime we both want to make the best of today. Two hours in the surf for Scarlett with her instructor then we’re in together. A party wave or two – special moments for us both to share
and reflect on. An hour for me and I’m all in so back up the beach and after the guilty pleasure of a
high pressure hose down of Scarlett and her suit and board it’s into the restaurant and back to Lucky. Hot
chocolate followed by one of Ben’s specials for a relaxed lunch and a pint of Head Launcher from the
Surf Den and were off again – along the coast path with Lucky for a mad dash chasing rabbits or
bouncing through the grass. Then a play around on what surely must be one of the best beaches in Cornwall
and back to grab a pizza before heading home. Tired, but a good tired. Same again tomorrow – Eat
Sleep, Rave Repeat (or is it Play Eat Drink!).Dad and daughter time – nothing like it, truly special.


We think Fathers Day should be all about showing your Dad just how great he is by treating him to something special

It can take a lot of planning to make it a special day for your dad so we’ve helpfully put together a list of some fantastic ideas to try out with your Dad here in Sennen.

Family Day on the beach – Sennen Cove boasts clear water and soft golden sand stretches along the coast. Build sand castles and play in the rock pools

Feeling adventurous grab a surfing lesson from one of the local surf schools. There are two surf schools in Sennen, offering top surfing lessons

Take a fishing trip – Penzance and Sennen is home to a fleet of small pleasure-fishing boats. Catch your own meal while enjoying the panoramic coastal views

Feeling energetic take a walk on the South West Coast Path

Some of Cornwall’s favourite attractions are nearby – Geevor Tin Mine, Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Michael’s Mount and Levant Tin Mine And then come and join us for a fabulous meal on the Sea. A laid back atmosphere, with views looking out on to the beach and into the blue waters, offering your Dad a variety of culinary delights.
Give him a day to remember for years. We have everything from real ale to fabulous wine  to cater for dads in all shapes and sizes

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Sennen Sounds Return

A summers evening in our Surf Den, chilled DJ sets on the go and a chance to enjoy a few drinks and fabulous pizzas with friends and family.

Starting next weekend 10th June Sennen Sounds returns, music sets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer.

From 4.30pm enjoy the stunning views, hopefully the sunshine, and relax in the family-friendly environment while enjoying local DJ’s.

An opportunity not to be missed.

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Local Surfer Making Waves in National Competitions

Sennen is a mecca for surf enthusiasts from all over the UK. Its position in the heart of Cornwall and at the foot of the country means Sennen is blessed with some of the cleanest and most consistent ocean swell in the UK.

There is some great local surf talent on show every day on the beach and so it’s so great to be able to celebrate when one of our own does so well on a wider stage.
George Carpenter is a local surfer now making waves on a national scale. At the age of just 16 finishing 2nd in the Under 18’s category at the English National Surf Championships in Perrenporth at the start of May. This great result puts George firmly on the national stage and makes him eligible for the national team.
With surfing officially an Olympic sport for 2020, tantalizingly this means George will be in his prime when Tokyo 2020 rolls around and surfing makes its high profile debut.
George hit the waves when he was just 8 but started properly when 10. Now in his 3rd season, he has been building towards this great result finishing in the British Nationals last season with a strong 5th place.

Next up is the Surfaced Pro competition this weekend ( 3,4th June ) at Watergate Bay Cornwall – the first leg of the UK Pro Tour followed by the unique and exciting Pro Night Surf Event at Fistral Beach on the 16th and 17th of June.
Depending on how George fares in these two events he may then travel all the way to Thurso in Scotland for the final event in October with an aim of toping the UK table in the Under 18’s category.

During the summer George is down at Sennen riding the fabulous clean swell we all enjoy and is one of the team of great instructors teaching on the beach. George is following in some fine footsteps and with many previous competition winners in the water every day at Sennen. Your surf instructor could be a current or previous national champion!
Congratulations George on a fine result in the English Nationals. At Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove we’ll all be routing for you this summer in the Pro events and who knows, maybe we’ll have another local hero to cheer in Tokyo 2020 to follow in the footsteps of the great Helen Glover from Newlyn in London 2012. Go George!

Follow George via his social media:
Instagram:  georgecarpenter1
Facebook: George Carpenter

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Dino Bounces Back With Double 2nd Place

Dino Zamparelli produced his best weekend of the year to take two 2nd place finishes during rounds 5 & 6 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship, to bounce back from the disappointment at Donington Park in April.

Oulton Park in Cheshire, would play hose to rounds 5 & 6 of the championship and despite Practice being set in the summer heat, Saturday morning qualifying was a wet affair. This was to be the first wet qualifying session of the year, and the 24 year Bristol driver produced a solid display with 2nd fastest time, being pipped by rival Dan Cammish in the final few moments for pole.

For Round 5, Zamparelli made a strong getaway from the outside on the rolling start, and would tuck behind Dan Cammish into turn one. However, a huge incident behind with over 10 cars involved, would cause a lengthy stoppage to the race. Thankfully none of the drivers were injured in the crash, and the race was able to be resumed after the delay.

It was a full restart and Dino once again tucked in to 2nd place behind Dan Cammish. From there, the pair traded fastest laps before crossing the line as they were, in a slightly shortened opening race.

For the second race of the weekend, which again took place in sunny conditions on Sunday afternoon, Zamparelli would once again make a solid start off the line and consolidate 2nd place at the start. This time, his times were seemingly not as fast as the leader Dan Cammish, and the top 3 would play out a stalemate race throughout the duration.

Despite a bit of pressure from 3rd place man Eastwood at times during the race, Zamparelli produced another solid defensive drive and comfortably finished 2nd place for the second weekend encounter.

Rounds 7 & 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship take place at Le Mans on the 17th/18th of June 2017.