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

  • Penzance   (2.8 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £561
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    Rural cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse, perfect for a country getaway. Stunning coastline views, close to popular walking routes and 5 minutes drive from local village.
     
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  • Penzance   (2.8 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 3
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    £561
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
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    Charming cottage situated in a functional lighthouse, overlooking Pendeen coast. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. On- site parking, fully equipped kitchen and pet friendly.
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  • Padstow   (2.8 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £602
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    Stylish cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse, spectacular views across the coastline and secure communal parking. Close to family beach, and 30 minute drive from the Eden Project.
     
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  • Pendeen   (1.9 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 2
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    £270
    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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  • Pendeen   (2.2 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 5
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    £424
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
     
    Boasting lovely sea views, this charming miner’s cottage lies in a Heritage village in the far west of Cornwall. The end one of a row, it has been renovated and refurbished to l...
     
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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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  • Trewellard   (1.5 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £377
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Renovated to a high standard, yet retaining much original character, this stunning detached, holiday barn nestles in fields above the cliffs with views of the countryside and oc...
     
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  • Morvah   (3.5 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 4
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    £424
    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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  • St Just   (1.0 miles from the centre of St Just)
     
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    Nestled above the cliff tops, where the oceans meet, is the unique location of Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure looking out to the only Cape in England, a five minute walk. An ide...
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  • St Just   (0.6 miles from the centre of St Just)
    Sleeps 6
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    £349
    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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