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-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, plus a sandwich and pizza shop provide lots of options.

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.

We have the amazing Lafrowda Festival in July and Feast in October, both enthusiastically attended by locals and visitors alike.

Coastline and Countryside

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.

Mining Heritage

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.