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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.

Our Visitor Charter

Wherever we go, and whatever we do, we have an impact. The trick is to make sure it’s a positive one.

Here are 5 simple ways to help!

Green, blue, granite grey
and spectacular

The Tin Coast is jaw-droppingly beautiful, down every lane, every cliff face, every beach, every mile of moorland. Sensitive and breathtakingly gorgeous, we’re all privileged to share its past and present. And, with such a wealth of extraordinary flora and fauna, help us to absolutely keep it this way by refusing packaging, bringing your own reusable refillables and cleaning up after your pets. Thank you!

Walk, sit, talk, read, relax
or dream

But do it all outside. Breathe in the clean air. Get out of your car and start walking or cycling if you can; the way to experience this place is through your senses, not a car window. We can show you where you can hire bikes, find buses or discover sights, experiences and walks you wouldn’t find anywhere else on this ‘almost island’. Just ask us. Switch your senses on.

Stay local, eat local, buy local, see local

We make and grow more in this place than you can ever imagine. Art, music, beer and clothes; bread and fruit, festivals, rum and roses. Live like a local. Taste what we offer you; we love what we do, and love sharing it. Enjoy. You’re incredibly welcome.

Speak up,
slow down

We love talking with you. Slow down, turn your mind and phone off for a while.
Come and have a chat in our pubs, in our shops, on our paths and trails.
And slowing down includes on our roads and lanes too. There is always something unexpected round the corner – a stunning view, a random chicken, a wiggle in the lane, a sudden suspended mist that needs your headlights, a dreamy horse and its rider or a family on bikes. Go slow and revel in our place and its uncommonness.

Come be climate canny with us

We’re working hard to face the impact of climate change, and our role in it. So we can tell you how to see our imagination-defying wildlife, vast ocean, ancient landscape and rich history in a way that never damages. Switch off your worries, your devices and the light switch (you get to see the stars better that way).

Come and love this place. Be fully present. Honour its past, love its present,
preserve its future.

When you've read this, pass it on to someone else; and copy it with love, whoever and wherever you are. That's how good change happens.



Crafted by ‘CoaST One Planet Tourism Project’ from the words and stories of the people who live and work on the Tin Coast; in West Penwith, Cornwall.

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