Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in St Austell

The gardens and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in St Austell. Well-liked for its spas, bars and aquarium, this city is both welcoming and relaxing. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around St Austell

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes St Austell a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cornwall Football Golf (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Mevagissey Aquarium (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Screech Owl Sanctuary (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Fowey Estuary (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Readymoney Cove (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in St Austell

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, St Austell is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Porthpean Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Pentewan Sands (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Eden Project (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around St Austell

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, St Austell Station, Bugle Station and Roche Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Saint Austell?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,438 vacation rentals near Saint Austell. From 597 Cottages to 597 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Austell for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saint Austell?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saint Austell. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St Austell (USX-St Austell Train Station): 5,220 vacation rentals
  • St Austell Station: 5,215 vacation rentals
  • Polzeath Beach: 3,578 vacation rentals
  • Polperro Harbour: 2,809 vacation rentals
  • Watergate Bay: 3,930 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Austell listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Saint Austell?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 597 Cottages in Saint Austell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Austell include:

  • Bungalows: 597 rentals available
  • Cabins: 597 rentals available
  • Houses: 540 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saint Austell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 109 vacation rentals with pool available in Saint Austell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.