Goonhilly Earth Station is quite an amazing place. If you have children and / or are into satellite communication. Otherwise people simply pass by it on the way out to Coverack. There is ample parking at the station, so it would seem that it is a popular tourist attraction. However, I can not help but be surprised at the entrance charges.
Goonhilly Earth Station - Penwith visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Goonhilly Earth Station' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cornwall.
Panorama from Goonhilly Earth Station on Goonhilly Down on Cornwall. There are over 60 satellite dishes on the Goonhilly site, making it one of the largest satellite stations in the world. This panoramic image shows the large dish just outside the Gonnhilly Earth Station Experience, a tourist attraction that has grown up in the area explaining some of the history of communications. The visitors centre, just to the left of the satellite dish in this picture, has the Big Dish Café; Gift shop, communications outlet and indoor/outdoor childrens play area.
Travel and Getting There:
Head south from Helston towards Lizard Point on the A3083. After about 2 miles take the B3293 over Goonhilly Downs towards St. Keverne and Coverack.