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Hell's Mouth, near Portreath, Cornwall - Aug 2005


a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

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Pictures of Lelant

in the county of Cornwall

About Lelant

The estuary on which the pretty holiday resort of Lelant stands is a paradise for bird watchers, it is also an old village with a long maritime history. Lelant prospered as a port until gale driven sands chocked up the Hayle estuary during the 15th century.

The village church survives from this same period, this can be found standing towards the edge of the dunes. The church is dedicated to St.Uny and is notable for the four Celtic crosses in the graveyard.

At the centre of the village there is a pleasant village shop and three welcoming pubs serving hearty home cooked food, including freshly caught seafood and fish.

There is a beautiful sandy beach for bathers, and walkers can enjoy picturesque coastal paths, follow the Hayle estuary, or take any one of the pretty lanes leading to a hinterland of picturesque Cornish villages.

Things to do include; swimming, sunbathing, walking, pony trekking, sailing and deep sea fishing. For anyone wishing to stray further afield there is the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Minnack Theatre, Flambards and Land's End.

Lelant as much as any part of Cornwall is scenically beautiful, the whole region abounds with ancient folklore, myths and legends - it is a joy to explore.

Recommended towns & villages near Lelant


Hayle (32 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(1.0 miles, 1.5 km of Lelant)

Three miles of golden sands backed by impressive sand dunes have made Hayle a perfect summer place for families to enjoy a holiday. It is an old town, made prosperous in the 18th-century when John Harvey opened his tin, copper and foundry business..

St Ives Harbour

St Ives (261 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction NW of Lelant)

There is a magical quality surrounding the whole of the Cornish coast of which St.Ives is a small but special part...

Welcome to Marazion flowerbed

Marazion (109 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction S of Lelant)

The picturesque village of Marazion with its quaint cottages, shops and pubs, is in a sublime position on the west Cornwall peninsula..

Gurnard Head from Zennor Head

Zennor (23 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction W of Lelant)

This hauntingly beautiful village stands starkly above cliifs that in parts are over 300ft above the sea...

Penzance in Cornwall

Penzance (85 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction SW of Lelant)

A jolly town with a year round holiday atmosphere, where everyone is made to feel welcome...

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Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy (47 Pictures)

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NE)

This hauntingly beautiful spot was initially made famous by centuries of shipwreck caused by perilous rocks scattered around its.....

Path through the village.

Chysauster Ancient Village (25 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.5 km, direction W)

This is a classic prehistoric site, quite possibly a Celtic settlement occupied almost two thousand years ago. In its wild.....

St Michaels Mount from the gardens in Marazion

St Michaels Mount (138 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.8 km, direction S)

The priory on St.Michael's mount is dedicated to the Archangel who is believed to have appeared to local fishermen in AD 495. The.....

Lanyon Quoit, (5,000-6,000 year old ancient burial chamber) Bosullow, Cornwall, England

Lanyon Quoit (3 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction W)

In this moorland area thick with pre-historic remains, this is the most accessible and without doubt the most famous of all the.....

Men an Tol, ancient monument in Cornwall

Men-an-Tol (2 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction W)

The Men-an-Tol is a massive round holed stone standing between two uprights. It quite probably dates from the Bronze-Age and may.....

Cornish Beam Engine, Pool, Cornwall - National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines (4 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction E)

This museum set on lonely cliffs far above the swirling Atlantic Ocean is where visitors to the area can learn all about.....

Carn Brae, Redruth, Cornwall, on a beautiful clear day

Carn Brae Castle (6 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction E)


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