Despite recent storms, the bright sunshine and tranquil atmosphere made this an idyllic location to enjoy at this time. On a low tide, walkers, locals and visitors alike were enjoying this tucked away corner of the beautiful Roseland peninsula, many here to visit the iconic church by the water. St Just has a spiritual depth and sense of calm that all visitors will enjoy. Highly recommended.
Barry and Sue explain what the beach means to them.
Bright sunshine at St Just.
It was a picture perfect summer morning for this re-visit, calm and tranquil, with the tide starting to fall back from its high water mark. The high tide set the Bar and creek beyond in relief. The summer meant the swinging moorings here were well populated, with few boats on the hard standing. The church threw a mirrored reflection onto the creek. Its grounds are well maintained and a walk through the churchyard is the recommended way to approach the creek and to enjoy its view of Carrick Roads beyond.
The familarity of this beach to Max.
Craig appreciates his new surroundings.
A fine spot to be, on a summer’s morning in Cornwall.
I was talking to a prominent, long-standing local man during this visit, about the area, families who live here and its history. I was struck by his comment that, despite being a homeowner in the village, he had no sense of ownership, merely stewardship and belonging. There can be an ethereal tranquility in this creek (see the winter visit film below).
With Anna, by the water at high tide. This was the 400th narrative in the manonabeach series.
St Just in Roseland, in the early morning in autumn.
With Jo, on the Bar at St Just.
St Just Creek and the Carrick Roads, viewed from the beach at low tide.
At first light on a calm morning, St Just in Roseland had the feel of a Scottish sea loch, the waves lapping gently on the beach. St Just Creek and St Just Bar are on the west side of the Roseland Peninsula, directly opposite Mylor Churchtown, which sits on the opposite side of the Carrick Roads, above Falmouth and St Mawes. The village has an attractive church, with an atmospheric graveyard. There are toilets to hand and wonderful walks from here, right down to St Mawes.
My chat with Julian and Hugh, at Pascoe’s boatyard.
The peace and tranquility of St Just in Roseland, at first light on a winter’s day.