Opening times for 30 November 2023
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Cape Cornwall carpark is open. The toilet facilities are usually open Thursday to Sunday, 10am -15:00. Alternative facilities can be found at Botallack Count House, which is open seven days a week 10am - 15:00. Cattle or ponies graze many of our sites at different times of the year. Please don’t approach or feed livestock, keep dogs on a lead (unless cattle come close in which case you should release them) and try not to get between animals and their young. Little Wonder Cafe (not National Trust) is now closed for the winter, re-opening in February 2024.MTWTFSS3031123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930123
Little Wonder Cafe (not National Trust) serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks
Dogs should be kept on leads due to steep terrain and mineshafts. Seasonal dog ban on beach and slipway from Easter Sunday to 30 September. Cattle or ponies graze many of our sites. Please don’t approach or feed livestock, keep dogs on a lead (unless cattle come close in which case you should release them) and try not to get between animals and their young.
There is no overnight parking or camping permitted at Cape Cornwall
Toilet facilities are available. Please check the website for opening times
Very steep routes, with uneven ground and some steps, old mine shafts and adits (horizontal mine shafts). Accessible toilets in car park. Ponies/cattle grazing over winter, please do not approach. Dogs should be kept on leads.
There is an accessible toilet available. Please check the website for opening times
There are some steps and narrow and informal paths, some of which are next to steep and unguarded drops. Please take care and keep children under close supervision and dogs on a lead. As this was a mine, there are mineshafts in places. Please be aware of this and keep to the footpaths
Coastal road B3306 from St Ives to Lands End. A3071 from Penzance to St Just. Take Cape Cornwall road, signposted from the centre of St Just, follow the road to its end at the carpark.
Cape Cornwall is located on the South West Coast Path, near St Just. Grid reference SW 35339 31788.
Cape Cornwall is 5 miles from Penzance station.
Busses run regularly to St Just from Penzance.
Cape Cornwall is a one pawprint rated place. Find out everything you need to know about visiting here with your dog.
Help to look after National Trust places by observing a few simple guidelines during your visit and following the Countryside Code.
All aerial activity above our sites is prohibited unless specific permission is granted, according to an existing byelaw.
Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, the distinctive headland juts out into the ocean. Home to a variety of flora and fauna.
A 19th-century chimney stack, that stands at the peak of the Cape. A testament to the area's heavily industrialised past.
For centuries the cove has been used as a landing place for local fishermen and is still in use today.
From Sennen to the south or Pendeen Watch to the north, the paths from Cape Cornwall provide a variety of coastal walks.
Little Wonder Café (not National Trust)
The cafe is now closed for winter and will be re-opening in February 2024.
From Brisons Rocks to the iconic chimney stack, coastal walks and variety of wildlife, there is lots to see and do at Cape Cornwall. See the waves of the Atlantic crash into the Tin Coast or seasonal wild flowers and meadows. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Explore Cornwall’s heritage Tin Coast and discover mine buildings, a steam engine and walks through the mining landscape. Book the Tramper for easier access to these unique places.
High on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley, this old miner’s cottage is full of character.
Once a mining workshop, now a cosy cottage with timber-framed ceilings and sea views.
A contemporary-styled holiday cottage surrounded by luscious Cornish countryside and a short walk from the coast.
A rustic converted barn near the coast but in the heart of the countryside - perfect for exploring West Cornwall.
The distinctive headland of Cape Cornwall juts out into the ocean where two great bodies of water meet. Once a heavily industrialised landscape, it is now part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, and a wild and rugged home to many seabirds which nest on the Brisons rocks.
Discover what we’re doing to reverse the decline in wildflower meadows in the UK and how we’re protecting the impressive range of rare bees that have made a home at Cape Cornwall.
Find out how the National Trust is working to reverse the decline of the red-legged chough by recreating habitats where this characterful bird can thrive.