Lelant village, Cornwall
Lelant lies on the western bank near the mouth of the Hayle estuary, Lelant is often overlooked in favour of its near neighbour St. Ives, three miles away.
Lelant (Cornish: Lannanta - Holy Place of St. Anta) is however quite a pretty village with a large sandy beach on its Atlantic side.
The pictuesque 15th century church deserves a visit in its own right and is home to a proclamation from Charles I dated September the 10th 1643, thanking Cornwall for its support in the Civil War. The village predates St Ives and was an important port in the 1300's.
Lelant Saltings is a stop on the very picturesque St. Erth to St. Ives railway branch line.
'Everyone should take the train into St. Ives at least once in their lifetime. You won't regret the experience'.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: