Best Hotel, Bed and Breakfast Places to Stay


St. Austell is one of Cornwall’s most popular destinations. Visitors flock to the town to be close to the wonderful beaches of St. Austell Bay and you’ll find a range of accommodation to suit all tastes in the region. Look for cheap hotels and save on the cost of your beach holiday or find great deals and make a bed and breakfast the base for your next sightseeing trip.

Staying in town is ideal for family holidays or romantic couples breaks. This seaside resort has equal appeal for sports lovers and outdoor enthusiasts and history fans will be pleased to know that it dates from the 13th century. Choose budget friendly properties near Fore Street to be close the town’s historic heart and visit landmarks like Holy Trinity Parish Church.

Why not look for a convenient b&b establishment and plan outings to Gorran with its unspoilt beaches or the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey? Local bus services cover the bay region and there is sure to be a stop within walking distance of your establishment.

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Where to Stay ? Properties close to beach and bay


bed and breakfastCyclists should look for a bed and breakfast that has storage for bikes – Saint Austell has lots of great cycling trails in the town itself and in the woodlands nearby. You’ll enjoy cruising along with the white peaks that are a reminder of the city’s China clay industry in the background.

If you feel like a break from cycling, why not visit Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park where you can learn all there is to know about the industry? You’re just a mile from the bay and clean, sandy beaches when you choose hotels in St. Austell. Kids will love exploring the rock pools and coves while you top up your tan or try some of the beach activities on offer. Plus, you have your own cosy rooms to return to at the end of each day.

Why not consider cheap hotels in the pretty Georgian village of Charlestown? As well as some of the area’s best bed and breakfast accommodation, Charlestown is home to several excellent restaurants where you can try local seafood dishes in a pleasant setting. You can also visit the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre. The centre is a short walk from hotels in the village and you can see artefacts from famous ships like the Titanic and HMS Victory, or learn all about the smugglers and pirates who once sailed off the coast of Cornwall.

Your Saint Austell bed and breakfast or hotel is also close to the world-famous Eden Project and Heligan Gardens, one of Cornwall’s finest attractions. Perhaps you’re a real ale fan. The Austell Brewery Visitor Centre by the main railway station is just a short distance from your b&b and you’ll discover some of the region’s beers and the great Cornish brewing families who created them. Whatever type of accommodation you choose, you’re sure to have the best time in St. Austell.

The town is within easy reach of other popular Cornwall destinations such as Newquay and the port town of Falmouth. St Ives, popular for its New Year’s Eve celebrations is further south.

Tourist attractions and sights within easy reach of Saint Austell


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

(Pentewan, PL26 6EN England UK)

Very popular and beautiful gardens. Allow 4 or 5 hours to do a full visit. Highly recommended.

The Eden Project

(Bodelva, Par, PL24 2SG England UK)

Largest greenhouse in the world. Don’t miss the Rainforest biome. A must see tourist attraction when visiting Cornwall.

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

(Charlestown Road, Cornwall PL25 3NJ, United Kingdom)

Admire old shipwreck artefacts, lifeboat and diving memorabilia, and other treasures at The Shipwreck Museum. A great way to spend a few hours.

Wheal Martyn

(Wheal Martyn, Carthew PL26 8XG, England UK)

Wheal Martyn gives a fascinating insight into the China Clay industry. They is also a lovely restaurant with very good food.