The B3306 from St Ives to St Just – or the other way round, depending on which direction you head from – is one of the most beautiful road routes in England. With quaint villages and stunning views from start to finish, it’s definitely not a trip to pass up. Take your whole family on a day out to enjoy the treasures this route has to offer, or go on your own for a peaceful exploration.
Where is it?
This route will take you along the coast of Cornwall, giving you the chance to see some beautiful beaches and sea views. You’ll also find yourself meandering through a patchwork of fields and passing by picturesque villages, giving you a quintessentially English experience of the land. Have your camera at the ready for some postcard moments! Depending on where you go exactly, the route is between 13-17 miles, so brilliant for those who don’t want to spend their whole day driving.
What can you do?
Despite being a road route, there are an abundance of opportunities for you to stop and get your feet on the ground. Pop into Zennor and explore its mythical Mermaid legends before stopping by The Tinner’s arms for a pub lunch. There’s also Pendeen, boasting a tin mine for you to delve underground to, and Trewellard, an area of land owned by the National Trust. Sennen Cove is one of the last areas on the route, and is a must-see for surfers, and also for those who don’t fancy catching a wave or two. There are a wide array of places for food along your journey, and if you fancy spending a little more time on your road trip, look into the accommodation available in the passing towns and villages.
Why is it so Popular?
The best way for you to really understand why St Ives to St Just is such a well-loved route is to get out there for yourself. Words don’t do justice to the breath-taking views and wide open spaces, as well as the brilliant, quirky museums and landmarks along the way. The land is full of history and character, with something on offer for everyone, no matter what age. This is a chance to re-kindle your love of nature and to explore some of the most charming places in the South West.
For a great day out, drive the route of St Ives to St Just. It’s one of those memorable trips that you and your whole family will cherish forever, and will probably want to visit again next year!