North of Lands End is the small town of St Just. Perfectly situated on the North coast of Cornwall, the town is an ideal destination for visitors to the far west. Set in the heart of the counties mining past, it’s also great for visitors who are a fan of the Winston Graham book series and the 2015 BBC drama series adaption of Poldark, and there’s lots of things to do in St Just. The town is also known for its annual Lafrowda Festival which is held annually on the 3rd Saturday.
The distinctive headline along the coastline of St Just on the Penwith Heritage Coast is called Cape Cornwall. It’s a popular walking spot with locals and marks the spot in which Cornwall’s two oceans meet; the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean.
Just north of St Just, along the Penwith Heritage Coast is Pendeen Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1900 to guide ships around the Pendeen coastline and it offers modern day visitors beautiful views of Penwith’s coast.
Also in Pendeen is the Geevor Tin Mining Museum; a preserved mining site with a museum, underground tour and visitor center. The mining museum has magnificent coastal views and is a great family friendly attraction for all year round.
Botallack Mine, on the Tin Coast, is maintained by the National Trust. The mine houses the iconic Crowns Engine Houses that cling to the cliff and is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. It’s also a filming location for the BBC’s 2015 Poldark adaption.