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All About the Area

Sennen Cove

Now that you have found St Just and our website, if you have not visited before, you probably want to know more about the area.

We have put together some information that will hopefully help you plan your holiday about St Just and West Cornwall, so enjoy browsing. 
 
St Just 

St Just, West Cornwall

St Just-in-Penwith is the most westerly town in England, one mile from the coast path at Cape Cornwall, just three miles from Land's End and six miles from Penzance.

A former mining centre, the town bustles with life at any time of the year. There is a wide range of shops including a butcher, baker, pharmacy, greengrocer, hairdresser and a post office as well as a stocked Co-op and a Premier stores (both of which are open from early morning until around 10pm).

There is also a library with internet access and, for the more active, a sports centre and a golf club with fabulous views overlooking Cape Cornwall.

There are two cafes within the town along with four pubs within striking distance of the town square, most serving meals. A Chinese takeaway and a fish and chip shop with restaurant are all open all year. For more information visit the local Chamber of Commerce site at www.landsendchamber.co.uk.

In St Just and the surrounding area, there are many art galleries and craft shops selling work by local artists as well as guest exhibitors. For more information visit the Just Arts website
www.just-arts.co.uk.

St Just Market Square
St Just Market Square

Cape Cornwall near St Just
Cape Cornwall near St Just

View towards Land's End
View towards Land's End

West Cornwall

St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount

The Land's End Peninsula and the far West of Cornwall has a surprising variety of scenery, actitivities and attractions.

For the more energetic amongst you, stride out on a walk to the sheltered and peaceful Cot Valley with its charming rock pools, or take one of the many footpaths to Carn Gloose or Cape Cornwall where the dramatic coastline meets rolling Atlantic waves. This National Trust landmark is just over a mile away.

Beach lovers need travel no further than the glorious golden sands at Sennen Cove and Gwenver. Only three miles south along the coast road, relax on the expansive beach, or swim and surf to build up a good appetite for lunch at The Beach cafe.

Going further out and about in West Cornwall visit St Michael's Mount and Marazion, St Ives and The Tate art gallery, Porthcurno and The Minack Theatre, the sheltered harbour of Porthleven, Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Newlyn, Mousehole, Penzance and Land's End.

There is so much to do within a very short drive, bus ride, walk or cycle ride from St Just.

Crown Mines
Crown Mines

Sennen Cove
Sennen Cove

Porthleven sunset
Porthleven sunset

 Mining Heritage

Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine

Crown Mines, Botallack
Crown Mines, Botallack

In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

The mining story is set against one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable – a strikingly beautiful coastline, rugged moors, idyllic countryside, lush river valleys, and bustling towns and harbours.

Ten separate Areas make up the World Heritage Site, each has its own character and opportunities for adventure.

The West Cornwall Mining Heritage Sites cover the whole depth of experience of mining from underground tours to steam pumping engines to stately homes and gardens.

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