Cornish favourites: St Just in Penwith

St Just in Penwith is the furthest westerly town in England. Surrounded by moorland and only a mile or so from the Celtic Sea, it is a thriving town, though no longer the boom town it once was in the heyday of the mining industry.

There are several independent shops including a butcher and a baker, art galleries, a lively pub, an historic church with a living churchyard and a free car park. You can easily reach St Just by bus from Penzance if you prefer.

View original post | July 2015


  1. bushboy says:

    It took me ages to get past the bathing beauties lol

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are quite wonderful aren’t they? If only I was so brave.

      1. bushboy says:

        You made me laugh Jude 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:


  2. pommepal says:

    Living churchyard? Free car park? Do you usually have to pay to park at the church?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Living as in a wild flower churchyard, not manicured lawns or gravel paths. Free as in the town car park is free, not sure there is one near the church. Often here you have to park on the roadside. Apologies for the confusion!

      1. pommepal says:

        Are that explains it for me, thanks Jude

  3. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I love those chubby beauties in their cozzies!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Wonderful aren’t they? 😀

  4. beetleypete says:

    I checked my comment on the original, and it was a suggestion that you two should retire there, with the town’s amenities suiting your purposes. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      It wouldn’t be a bad idea Pete. Even has a regular bus service to Penzance. But I’m thinking that it might be better for us to move further east than west. When the time comes 😀

  5. restlessjo says:

    I need a map of Cornwall because I do get confused about what’s where when you post sections. I remember this one and thinking St. Just looked rather appealing. So, where to in the east, and is this when you’re older and dothery and need the ambulance service on hand? 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      St Just is about as far as you can go without moving to the Isles of Scilly. East could be simply up to Truro where the main hospital is 😀 or maybe even as far as Somerset/Wiltshire border. Who knows!

      1. restlessjo says:

        The Isles of Scilly! Now there would be a place to live! Dramatic rescues by air ambulance. Stoppit- this is quite crazy. I have enough problems already. 🙂 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Problems? What sort of problems? And no we are not thinking of the IoS though we did once consider the IoW 😀

        2. restlessjo says:

          The IOW is for oldies 🙂 🙂 Just transport stuff and niggles. Yesterdays’ problems. I’m ignoring them today.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Ah, yes, the joys of travel.

      2. I just found out that the Truro in Massachusetts was named for the one in Cornwall:,_Massachusetts

        So was the one in Nova Scotia:,_Nova_Scotia

  6. Goodness, those mermaids are well-rounded.

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love the plumptious mermaids!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are lovely aren’t they?

  8. Tina Schell says:

    So many quaint little towns in the UK Jude, I find myself quite envious of your adventures in them!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Tina.

  9. Robyn Haynes says:

    The cheeky figurines are lots of fun

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do bring a smile to the face don’t they?

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