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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Eden at Christmas, Ice skating with the penguins, St Austell, Cornwall

14 Oct 2017 to 18 Feb 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
The Eden ice rink is back. Have a whirl in our winter wonderland. Everyone is welcome, from complete novices to figure skating pros 
Eden Project
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St Austell
Cornwall
Eden Project
Eden Project, Christmas, Father Christmas, Elves, What's on, St Austell, South Cornwall,

25 Nov 2017 to 24 Dec 2017
South Coast > St. Austell
Christmas isn’t complete without a visit to Father Christmas and his elves at the Eden Project. Head to their cosy camp to hear a magical tale brimming with Christmas cheer and sparkle, told around a roaring fire.  
Eden
PL24 2SG
St Austell
Cornwall
Eden
Faeries, Fables and Folklore at Eden Project, Cornwall, What's On 2018

13 Jan 2018 to 14 Jan 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
Get lost in a world of Cornish flora, fauna and folklore at Eden with Squashbox Theatre’s Skillywidden. This fantastic performance celebrates the wildlife and faerie myths of Cornwall with crazy characters, silly slapstick, puppets, songs and storytelling.
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
St Austell
Cornwall
Eden Project
Xtreme Eden, Eden Project, what's on 2018, Cornwall

20 Jan 2018 to 21 Jan 2018
South Coast > St. Austell
Join us for a weekend of jaw-dropping stunts and tricks, BMXing, beatboxing and breakdancing skills with three times Guinness World Record Holder, Matti Hemmings.
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
St Austell
Cornwall
Eden Project
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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