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Large garden for camping in front of youth hostel with views down the Cot Valley to the Atlantic Ocean. We can accommodate up to 10 people camping and campers can use all of the hostel facilites including the self-catering kitchen, showers, and drying room. We are located in a peaceful valley just north of Sennen Cove attracting a mix of active backpackers, cyclists and familes.
We are just a fifteen-minute walk from the small town of St Just in Penwith and just five minutes from the South West Coast Path.
Sennen Cove is an hour's walk south on the coast path or just 15 minutes by car or bus. This long sandy beach is perfect for surfing and has life guards at either end.
Geevor Mine is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site: you can take trips down the mine and learn how the Cornish took their mining skills around the world.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
|Mounts Bay Wherry Town
|Mounts Bay Penzance
|Mounts Bay Heliport
- Land's End (3.6 miles)
- St Michael's Mount (9.3 miles)
- Tate St Ives (11.4 miles)
- Levant Mine and Beam Engine (2.2 miles)
- Trengwainton Garden (5.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Around Chun (2.5 miles)
- Sennen Cove - Land's End - Nanjizal Bay (2.6 miles)
- Sancreed - Carn Euny - Boscawen-Un (3.5 miles)
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No dogs allowed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Penzance Bus Station — 7.0mi
Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 9.6mi
Carbis Bay: Longstone Cross Coach Stop — 11.4mi
- Train stations
Penzance Rail Station — 6.9mi
St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station — 11.3mi
Carbis Bay Rail Station — 11.5mi
- Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 7.1mi
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 24.7mi
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 24.9mi
Land's End St Just Airport — 1.3mi
Penzance Airport — 7.6mi
By car or bike: IMPORTANT: The only road access to YHA Land's End is via Kelynack on the B3306. Turn off the B3306 at Kelynack and follow the road through the farmyard and past the sign "Unsuitable for motors" - although narrow the road is tarmac and in good condition all the way to the hostel entrance. Follow this road without making any further turns until you reach the gate with "Letcha Vean", YHA and Hostelling International signs.
By foot: From St Just, walk past the library away from the town centre along Market Street and turn left following Bosorne Terrace past a chapel and recreation ground. Turn right down narrow lane passing cottages and old well. Where the lane ends turn right down footpath following signs for YHA. If heading north on the coast path follow signs to YHA from south side of Porth Nanven or via Letcha Farm from Gribba Point. If heading south on the coast path follow the road upwards in the Cot Valley (opposite direction to coast path which follows the same road down the Cot Valley) and turn right onto the small track at Rosewell Cottage. Cross the stream and then follow YHA signs.
Bus information: Most buses stop at the bus station in St Just opposite the library. From here it is a 15 minute walk to the hostel (directions above). Do not get off the bus at the brown YHA signs just before St Just - these are the direction signs for cars. Some bus drivers may try to drop you off here, but the walk is much further! A few buses stop at Kelynack, from here it is a 10 minute walk along the narrow lane. First 10 or 10B from Penzance to St Just 3/4 mile (Monday to Sunday) Western Greyhound 509 from Penzance (passes entrance to YHA Penzance)to St Just 3/4 mile (Monday to Saturday) Western Greyhound 507 from Gurnards Head, to St Just 3/4 mile (Monday to Saturday) connects with Western Greyhound 508 from St Ives and Zennor Western Greyhound 504 from Penzance via Mousehole, Porthcurno, Lands End and Sennen, to St Just 3/4 mile or Kelynack 1/2 mile (Monday to Saturday) Open top Cornwall Explorer (30th April to 2nd October): First 300 from St Ives, Zennor, Land's End, Porthcurno and Penzance to St Just 3/4 mile or Kelynack 1/2 mile (Monday to Sunday).
Permitted arrival/departure time
From 5pm to 10pm
No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.
If you decide to cancel please let us know as soon as possible. We have only a small camping ground and wouldn't like to turn people away because you have decided not to visit us.
We will refund your balance of payment less the full cost of the first night's stay if you notify us of your cancellation 24 hours before arrival time. Bookings cancelled after this time are non-refundable.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.
Please contact Land's End Youth Hostel to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.
Full balance required 8 weeks before arrival, or as soon as possible if booking within 8 weeks of arrival date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCheque