St Just is a granite town in a granite peninsula, Britain’s most westerly town and the former centre of mining in West Penwith. About the parish are the remains of the area’s former mining history, particularly on the coast and especially the part between Cape Cornwall and Levant, in recognition of which the area has been designated as a World Heritage Site. Mining, however, is just one of the younger marks on a landscape which includes the works of Medieval, Iron Age, Bronze Age and late Stone Age inhabitants.
Although with its roots deep in the past, St Just is also a town of the present and has much to offer the tourist. There are several hotels and guesthouses within the area as well as campsites and a Youth Hostel. Good food is on offer at the tea rooms, cafes and restaurants and the town is blessed with several pubs.
Many of these are situated around the town’s triangular ’square’. The large public car park is free to use. There is also a free car park at Pendeen, from which several circular walks can be made.