Lelant Heritage Centre and Cafe is unusual as it is located in a beautiful churchyard opposite St Uny Lelant Church.
Filled with orchids and other wild flowers, this is one of Cornwall’s Living Churchyards. The small building serves tea/coffee, cream teas and a range of homemade cakes, as well as containing local history information, exhibitions and reference books about the area.
Some books of local interest are for sale and there are a range of donated novels and non fiction books to purchase so if you're off to Porthkidney Beach to relax on the sands and enjoy the stunning view of the Hayle River, Hayle Towans, Godrevy and St Ives, and you want to buy something to read then why not drop in.
The volunteers who run the centre are very friendly and welcoming.
Seating is mostly outside, where you enjoy a lovely view of St Uny Church.
Dogs are allowed on a lead inside and outside.
Lelant Heritage Centre Cafe is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am until 4pm between Easter and the end of October. In 2019 the last opening will be on Saturday 26th October. Closed until further notice due to Covid-19 emergency.
This is a great place to take a break if you’ve been walking the St Michael’s Way or if you’re heading down onto Porthkidney Beach which is dog friendly all year round.
The spring flowers photographs have been sent to us by Diane, a volunteer at the Heritage Centre (currently closed), while she was taking her one daily permitted exercise walk during March 2020.
We join Diane in hoping that you enjoy these beautiful images of spring and look forward to the time when we can all resume our daily lives as normal.