Pendeen Lighthouse & Mining Remains around Levant near St Just

Pendeen Lighthouse & Mining Remains around Levant near St Just

The most westerly of Cornwall's World Heritage mining remains near St Just

The most westerly of Cornwall's World Heritage mining remains near St Just

The historic granite mining town of St Just on the Penwith Peninsula is surrounded by some of Cornwall's most beautiful coast and country scenery. The town has a good choice of quality accommodation, fine inns, tearooms, restaurants and a large central free car park. The Penwith Peninsula has a spectacular rugged coastline, rich in ancient archaeological sites and old mining remains best explored via the many themed circular trails branching out from St Just. Two small rocky beaches, Gwynver and Portheras, sit around Cape Cornwall on the coast near St Just, one of which features a swimming pool carved into the rock.

Cliff top golf courses don't come more spectacularly situated than Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure complex (the First and Last Golf Course!) which extends a warm welcome to visitors with the Cape Restaurant and Brisons licensed function room onsite. If you're searching for a unique coastal wedding venue, Cape Cornwall is the perfect choice. The Lafrowda Festival fortnight takes place annually in July, featuring a range of activities for families, stalls, street performance and more. In November the town hosts the popular St Just Feast featuring a parade of horseback hunters! St Just with its colony of artists is also famed for its superb selection of galleries and craft studios.

Levant Mine

Levant Mine

Mining Heritage

The most westerly of Cornwall's World Heritage mining remains are dotted around the St Just and Pendeen area including the Geevor Tin Mine with underground tour and museum telling the story of tin mining and the unique Levant mining coast (National Trust) with the famous Levant engine house containing the only Cornish beam engine still in steam and on its original mine site. The stretch of rugged coastline around Pendeen Lighthouse between Cape Cornwall and Levant is particularly rich in mining remains.

St Just Archaeology

St Just and West Penwith also contain some of Cornwall's best preserved Medieval, Iron Age, Bronze Age and late Stone Age archaeological sites including hillforts, stone circles and cairns. St Just centre famously features Plen an Gwarry, an ancient open-air theatre thought to be the oldest theatre in the country where religious plays were once performed.

Accommodation in St Just

  • St Just   (1.3 miles from the centre of St Just)
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    £175
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    Family-run caravan park, close to beaches, Penzance and tourist attractions. Pet friendly. FREE Wi-Fi. Choice of modern and fully fitted holiday homes. Great on-site facilities.
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  • St Just   (0.3 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £278
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Sunset is a delightful, contemporary holiday property with stunning panoramic coastal views out to Longships Lighthouse, Lands End and on a clear day the Isles of Scilly. Finish...
     
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  • St Just   (0.1 miles from the centre of St Just)
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    £290
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    With a stay at Commercial Hotel in Penzance (Lands End), you'll be convenient to Cape Cornwall. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Porthcurno Beach and Minack Theatre.R...
     
  • Pendeen   (1.1 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £368
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    This charming, detached Cornish cottage overlooks magnificent coastline with Pendeen lighthouse in the distance. Set on an ancient site, in a peaceful hamlet designated as a SSS...
     
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  • St Just   (0.6 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 6
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    £443
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    This stunningly situated Cornish holiday cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the Isles of Scilly. In a hamlet on the edge of the pretty Cot Valley, Furzeburr...
     
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  • St Just   (0.6 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 3
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    £286
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
     
    Good touring base
     
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  • Morvah   (3.5 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £432
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Kestrels was originally a milking parlour dating back to the mid 1800s and is now a well presented, detached granite holiday cottage with sea views, in an exceptional setting am...
     
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  • Pendeen   (1.9 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 2
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    £294
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 2
     
    With lovely sea views overlooking Pendeen Watch lighthouse, this delightful converted barn is just off the coastal path on the edge of the village which lies between St Just and...
     
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  • Lower Treave   (2.7 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £227
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Ideal for exploring far West Cornwall, Sennen, Lands End and Cape Cornwall
     
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  • Pendeen   (1.5 miles from the centre of St Just)
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    £244
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Self-catering cottage providing accommodation in Pendeen, with comfortable, homely rooms, a private garden and easy access to the coast. BBQ provided.
     
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