Getting Around


There are many footpaths around St Just, Botallack, Pendeen, Morvah and Zennor which connect to the South West Coast Path, and it is easy to plan a circular walk (see section on maps link).

There are buses on the coastal road B3306, which are ideal to connect your walks with local sites, pubs, shops, etc. See further below.


Cycling and mountain biking can be a wonderful way to see the area, and is becoming more popular. However, roads are narrow and winding, so be careful. Off-road cycling can be done on bridleways, but not on footpaths. Please respect others that share the path with you, such as walkers and horse riders. Refer to Ordnance Survey map and/or cycling websites for further information.

There are local cycle hire outlets in St Just and in Pendeen/Trewellard.

Public Transport

Tin Coast has a limited capacity for cars, so we encourage you to use alternative transport for exploring the area.

Walking is the best way to explore the area, in combination with public transport. The Coast Road (B3306) is one of the most beautiful roads in the country – but only if we don’t clog it up with our cars. So please use public transport on your explorations.

For bus timetable, see Traveline South West.


There are local taxi companies, which you will find on the internet.

Train services leave from Penzance to the rest of Cornwall, and to the rest of the UK.  For information on train services:

For connections to the Isles of Scillies, check

and for tickets:

Cars and Parking

Tin Coast is best explored on foot. Car parking is limited, so leave your car behind whenever you can. From St Just, it is only a mile to walk to Cape Cornwall. There is free parking at Geevor (a great opportunity to visit the museum) in Pendeen. 

The National Trust operates paid car parks at Cape Cornwall, Botallack Count House and Levant in Pendeen. If you become a member of the National Trust you enjoy free car parking and you can contribute to looking after these special places.