The route between St Erth and St Ives was opened in 1877 and is regarded by many as one of the most scenic railway journeys in Britain.
The railway line follows the coast meaning you get spectacular views across St Ives Bay during the 15-20 minutes journey. Sit on the left hand side of the train out of St Ives and the right hand side from St Erth to get the best views of St Ives Bay.
Highlights of the journey include RSPB Lelant – a haven for bird watching, the sand dunes overlooking Porthkidney Beach and then climbing up to overlook Carbis Bay and the view towards St Ives as the train rounds the corner of Porthminster Point.
The train costs just £4 and runs seven days a week – every half an hour during the day and hourly in the evening and on a Sunday. Dogs are welcome on the train.