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Welcome to the Tin Coast

Welcome
We are delighted to see you!

Dynnargh
Pur lowen on ni dh’agas gweles

The Tin Coast is the area around St Just, Pendeen and Morvah in West Penwith, Cornwall.

A place where people and landscape are woven together through time, where the ravages of industry and the elemental freedom of the sea and sky collide, where beauty is rugged and where adventure beckons.

An internationally significant world heritage site interwoven with a resilient and exceptional landscape of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife.

An Astonishing History

An Astonishing History

An Uncommon Place

An Uncommon Place

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Chapter 1

A Remarkable People

Uncover the secrets behind the remarkable people that have pioneered their own future on the Tin Coast.

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Chapter 4

Crib or Croust? Here We Say Mossel

From farmer to fisherman, explore the Tin Coast through the power of words and culture.

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Chapter 5

Deep in Time, Land and Spirit

Discover our rich cultural heritage which is so So SO much more than old buildings, we have an entire human history written into our landscape.

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Chapter 6

An Astonishing History

A landscape once simultaneously ravaged by nature and industry, discover how the unique mining history of the Tin Coast has shaped the community that thrives here today.

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Chapter 7

Stored With Moth and Rust Destroy

Immerse yourself in the traditions created by the people who shaped the landscape long ago, and find out how those very traditions are being brought back to life today.

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Chapter 8

Where Sea and Sky Collide

A place where people are born to and drawn to, find out why this coast has become home to artists, makers and more.

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Chapter 9

An Uncommon Place

Reflect on a landscape through the eyes of those who have lived it, those who have penned its story and those who still shape its cultural identity.

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Chapter 10

Wild Skies

Embrace the wild skies of the west, where stormy weather battering the isolated outpost of the Cape Cornwall National Coastwatch station is just another day in the office.

A Remarkable Community

A Remarkable Community

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Our guide to essential packing for your trip to the Tin Coast

Best explored all year round, in all weathers and most definitely out of your car, here is our list of what to bring on your visit to the Tin Coast. See you soon!

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Cycling and why we LOVE it!

With dramatic coastline on one side and wild, rocky moorland on the other, soaring down one of the country’s most spectacular coast roads by bike will no doubt be an experience in itself.

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