With small coastal villages, historic industrial parishes and areas boasting unrivalled countryside views, each community across the wider St Austell Bay has something unique and special to offer.

Check out our area guides below for information on many of the areas in and around St Austell. With plenty to do right on our doorstep, grab a friend or the family and get exploring – there’s always more to discover.

Life in St Austell

Whether you’re Cornish and proud or settled in the Duchy from elsewhere, we all have one thing in common. We’ve chosen to live in one of the most stunning regions in the country.

Wheal Martyn to St Austell Clay Trail | Discover St Austell

Bugle, Penwithick, Stenalees

Lying at the heart of the legacy left by the china clay industry, Bugle and Penwithick both enjoy a traditional Cornish village feel mixed with an ever-growing modern community.

St Dennis & Nanpean | Discover St Austell

St Dennis & Nanpean

Just a few miles from St Austell town, St Dennis and Nanpean are villages that have grown over many years from just a few settlements to become an area with a ever-growing population with growing families and generations of locals alike.

St Goran Parish | Discover St Austell

Gorran Haven & Gorran Churchtown

Known for its stunning stretch of coastline and popular beaches, expect to find a friendly and active community in the parish of St Goran.

Fowey | Discover St Austell


Fowey is undeniably beautiful and thanks to its active community and stunning scenery, there is always something to get involved in...

Lostwithiel | Discover St Austell


Famous for its abundance of antique shops, Lostwithiel promises there is much more to discover in this “hidden treasure”.

Charlestown | Discover St Austell


Transport yourself back in time by visiting the delightful Georgian harbour village of Charlestown.

Mevagissey | Discover St Austell


You might think you already know everything about Mevagissey. But look a little closer and you will find an incredibly active community working all year round.

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