This town was formerly an important mail racket station. Below it are Pendennis Castle and St. Anthony’s Light, on the opposite sides of the entrance.
One of the most nourishing little towns in Cornwall. There are quays affording accommodation for vessels of 300 tons burthen. On the north side of Hayle creek is St. Phillack Church, half buried in sand, which here forms immense hills, in some instances 60 feet high. A mile or two beyond are the remains of an ancient church at St. Gwythian, which had laid buried in the sand for centuries.
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A little more than a mile to our left is Marazion, or Market Jew, of some importance in the middle ages as the place of resort for pilgrims proceeding to St. Michael’s Mount.
This flourishing port is at the farther end of Cornwall, on the west side of Mount’s Bay, at the terminus of the West Cornwall Railway.