Lelant is a pretty village with a large sandy beach on the seaward side and has the mouth of the Hayle estuary running alongside, a well renowned RSPB sanctuary which is a particular favourite with bird watchers. The West Cornwall Golf Club is between the beach and village, a golfers dream course with outstanding views across St Ives Bay. Lelant's St Uny church is also the start of the 13 mile coast to coast pilgrimage route called St Michaels Way, The St Ives Bay rail line links to Carbis Bay and St Ives from two stations in Lelant.