St Austell Bay

Discover St Austell Bay

The curve of St Austell Bay with its many sandy beaches is a haven for watersports and family holidays. The area is also fantastic for walking and cycling with many woodlands and trails. The white peaks of the China Clay industry overlook the market town of St Austell, Cornwall's largest town dating back to the 13th century. St Austell town is situated about a mile from the coast. Walk along Fore Street and you reach the historic core of the town to discover the fine Holy Trinity Parish Church and opposite, the Italianate facade of the Market House. The shopping centre in the town centre has a cinema, restaurants, cafes and shops. Nearby is the beautiful Georgian village of Charlestown and the popular fishing village of Mevagissey. Local attractions include the world-famous Eden Project and Heligan Gardens.   

Things to do in and around St Austell Bay

  • The Eden Project. Now one of the most famous attractions in the world, a visit to Cornwall would not be complete without walking through the tropical biome in wonder at the amazing plants that tower above you 
  • Pop into the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre near the main railway station. It’s an interactive museum telling the story of the pubs, beers, wines and spirits of Cornwall and the families who created them
  • At the Georgian village of Charlestown a mile away visit the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre packed to the gunnels with historical artefacts relating to HMS Victory, Titanic, smugglers and pirates making it the largest private collection of its type on public display in Europe
  • Learn all about the china clay industry at Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park an excellent open air museum dedicated to the area’s all-encompassing industry. Apart from displays of bygone work practices, you can see the breathtakingly massive modern working pits that use high-pressure hoses to blast the clay from the ground
  • Pinetum Park on the outskirts of the town is packed with exotic plants that grown in a unique microclimate. Painstakingly cultivated by ray and Shirley Clemo and planted out with seeds brought pack from their travels across the world, Pine Lodge is a gardener’s paradise
  • For older kids and teens Kidzworld and Cornish Market World complex is a covered outdoor leisure area with full size dodgems, mini-golf, foam shooters, pool tables, arcade games, table tennis and lots more
  • Get some lucky strikes at the 8 lane at Ozzell Tenpin Bowling near the town centre. Open 12 hours a day during school holidays
  • There is a cycle/walking path that takes the old mineral tram route from the town centre all the way to the Eden Project just under 7 miles away. On route you’ll pass a bizarre landscape of disused china clay pits, bright white walls and luminous turquoise water. It’s all looks a bit lunar is quite fascinatin

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Great Western Railways Famous Five train ride to Cornwall
World Pasty Championships, Eden, St Austell, Cornwall

3 Mar 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
The World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties.
World Pasty Championships
PL24 2SG
St Austell
Cornwall
World Pasty Championships
Science Weekends at Eden, What's on Cornwall, St Austell

10 Mar 2018 to 11 Mar 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
Join us at the Eden Project for the first of our quirky, fun and fact-packed WOW! Weekends: Operation Earth. Prepare to be amazed as we explore the latest science and stories of Earth’s environment with hands-on activities and an exciting new family show.
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
St Austell
Cornwall
Eden Project
Easter at Eden 2018, What's on, Nr St Austell, Cornwall

24 Mar 2018 to 15 Apr 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
Have you got the Eggs Factor? Come along to our Easter Eggstravaganza to find out! There are dozens of activities for the whole family to have a crack at this Easter, in ournew three-week programme.
Bodelva
PL24 2SG
Bodelva
Eden Classic cycle ride, Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall

13 May 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
Our mass participation cycling event is back for its fourth year! Challenge yourself with the short, mid or long distance courses through spectacular coastal scenery.
Eden Classic Cycle Ride
PL24 2SG
St Austell
Cornwall
Eden Classic Cycle Ride
Charlestown Regatta Week, Cornwall

21 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
A week of fun events for all the family including includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival to raise funds for the local community.
Charlestown Regatta Week
PL25 3NX
St Austell
Cornwall
Charlestown Regatta Week

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