Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall


Cape Cornwall is a small headland near St Just, owned by the National Trust and is one of only two capes in Britain. Its where the Atlantic current divides.
Steeped in history, the Cape Cornwall Mine and iconic chimney stack dates back to 1894. When in operation, tin and copper extraction was done from under the sea. Its now part of the Tin Coast Cornish mining World Heritage Site.
Car park and toilets available.

What you will love about Cape Cornwall

  • The stunning views that are sublime
  • A great walking start point….Sennen Cove to the south and up the Tin Coast North to Pendeen light house on the coast path with sea views all the way
  • Brisons Rocks is an important breeding ground for seabirds, where you may see gannets, fulmars or migrants such as storm-petrels
  • The perfect place for a cliff top picnic on a sunny day
  • Take a flask of something warm for breath-taking stormy sea watching
  • Just up from St.Just is Zennor – beautiful cliff top walks and then a pint at the enchanting Tinners Arms where you could just imagine the olden days of smugglers haunts

(about 6.5 miles from Penzance)