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Situated in a National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), St Just sits just one mile from the Atlantic coastline and the stunning scenery of Cape Cornwall. For anyone looking to relax at a slower place, St Just is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. 

Experience village life in this traditional Cornish village, with a strong history of mining, farming and fishing. From its 15th Century Church, to the ‘Plen-An-Gwary’, one of Britain’s oldest working ampitheatres, and the evidence of mining throughout, the village has a clear sense of culture and identity, shaped by its past. You can’t get much more Cornish than St Just!

With so much to see and do in the area, you’ll easily fill your days, from walking the South West Coast Path, to visiting the iconic Land’s End, and exploring the many nearby coves and beaches. 

Did you know...

St Just is the most westerly town in mainland Britain?

Things to do

Located in the far west of Cornwall, you’ll have so much to explore, with places to visit and walks aplenty!

Land’s End

As the most westerly town in mainland Britain, St Just is close to the popular attraction of Land's End. Have your photo taken at the famous Land's End signpost, experience one of the family attractions, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views and the rugged landscape.  

Tanglewood Wild Gardens

Located just a few miles down the road from St Just, you’ll discover the magical world of Tanglewood Wild Gardens. Explore nine acres of wild gardens and woodland, home to an abundance of wildlife, quirky sculptures and interactive games. Pack a picnic and enjoy it with the family, amidst the sounds and sights of nature. 

Cape Cornwall Golf Club

For keen golfers, or those who’d like to give it a go, Cape Cornwall Golf Club offers one of the most beautiful places to play golf, with spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 

Geevor Tin Mine

Not far from St Just, you’ll find Geevor Tin Mine, the largest preserved mining site in the country, and the last example of a complete 20th century tin mine. Here you can learn all about the history of mining in Cornwall and even take a tour underground!

St Michael's Mount

When visiting west Cornwall, a trip to the iconic St Michael’s Mount is a must. Steeped in history, and with nowhere else quite like it, this tidal island with its fairy-tale castle is truly the jewel in Cornwall's crown. Be sure to plan ahead and check the tide times, if the tide is in you’ll have to hop on one of the regular ferry boats, otherwise you’ll be wading back!

Walks in and around St Just

With such spectacular scenery on your doorstop, St Just is perfect for experiencing the great outdoors. Be sure to bring your walking boots so you can explore some of the many walks in the area…

The South West Coast Path

One of the best things about west Cornwall has to be its wild and rugged coastline, and walking the South West Coast Path is one of the best ways to explore it. Join the coast path at Cape Cornwall and you can walk to Sennen, Land’s End, Porthcurno or even onto Lamorna or Mousehole. Alternatively, head in the other direction towards Pendeen Lighthouse and towards Zennor. 

St Just to Cape Cornwall

This walk takes you across fields, past prehistoric sites and into the Cot Valley where you can extend the walk down to Port Navern, a keen spot for bird-watchers, before returning to the village of St Just.

Carn Galver to Men-An-Tol

If you’re interested in seeing some of Cornwall’s legendary prehistoric sites, then this walk begins in a location just a short drive from St Just. Beginning at Carn Galver, the route follows moorland paths leading to the Four Parish Stone, the Merry Maidens stone circle, Ding Dong, and onto Men-An-Tol. As well as the multiple stone sites, you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views. 

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Nearby events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2024

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

December 2024

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

TBC 2025

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2024

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2024

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If you walk along the coast path in west Cornwall, you’ll discover a plethora of hidden coves, however, there are a few bigger, more practical beaches to visit for a day on the sand.

Sennen Cove Beach

This large expanse of golden sand is the perfect place to visit for a day at the beach. Whether you plan to spend your time surfing, swimming, rock-pooling or simply relaxing on the sand, there’s plenty of space for everyone. 

Porthcurno Beach

This stunning beach boasts soft golden sand and turquoise waters, and with lifeguard cover from mid-May through to the end of September, it’s a popular choice for families. Sheltered by cliffs on either side, and with stunning views, it’s truly a little piece of paradise.  


Visit St Just in July and you'll be able to take in the atmosphere at the popular Lafrowda festival; a fortnight of family friendly activities including dance workshops and colourful processions which make their way through the crowds.

For a more ancient celebration, Feast Day is a two-day event in November, which celebrates the dedication of the parish church.

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