The inspiration of artists the world over, home of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth in the 1930s and 1940s. Hepworth died there in 1975. They helped promote the art of Alfred Wallis and others. The Tate Gallery now has an outpost celebrating the work of these and their contemporaries.
Virginia Woolf spent many summer holidays there, overlooking the amazing Carbis Bay, looking out to Godrevy Lighthouse, the subject of one of her early books (1927).