ST ERTH is an attractive West Cornwall village situated on the River Hayle two miles from the English Channel to the north and four miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the south, each offering excellent sandy beaches and associated aquatic sports from sailing to surfing. It is twinned with Ploulec'h in Brittany.
The town of Hayle, the famous resort of St Ives and the ancient market town and "capital" of West Cornwall, Penzance, are two, five and seven miles away. It is also particularly well placed for the A30, which is half a mile away, as is St Erth Railway Station, which is on the main Penzance to Paddington line, and is the starting point for the St Erth to St Ives branch line, which is one of the most beautiful and scenic railway lines in the country, with breathtaking sea and estuary views. (For rail enthusiasts here is a short video of a st erth to st ives train journey taken in 1977 by stevie s parkin). The nearby countryside offers spectacular walking, cycling and riding, whilst there are several local golf courses, and attractions within easy reach.
The village has a shop, post office, The Star Inn, B & B, school, two churches, a Toddler club and many more - see here or the St Erth Directory for fuller list. There are wood carvers, woodworkers, potters, artists, musicians, gardeners and all sorts of talents hidden away waiting to be discovered.
West Cornwall has a particularly rich cultural heritage, with St Michaels Mount at Marazion and the many attractions of St Ives, including the Tate Gallery, renowned internationally. The Minack Theatre, Lands End and Geevor Mine are all within 3/4 hour drive. For the younger in spirit there is Paradise Park (5 minutes), the sporty Short Golf, Pitch and Putt and Coast2Coast Karting all 3 minutes away from the village centre.