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Little Harbour Children's Hospice

Situated within wrap around landscaped gardens on the edge of Porthpean in St Austell, Little Harbour has been a hub for children’s hospice care since 2011.

At Little Harbour, we have been providing expert, individualised care to support children, young people and their families for more than 10 years.Take a look inside our hospice with a virtual tour.

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What's it like to live in beautiful Cornwall?

Cornwall is known for its turquoise waters, sandy beaches and staycation holidays where memories are made. 

With the longest coastline of any county in England, stretching over 300 miles, Cornwall has everything from picturesque harbour villages, to over 300 beaches to discover. 

Whether you’re enjoying a freshly baked pasty in Mevagissey, or exploring the biomes of the Eden Project, Cornwall has something amazing to discover around every corner. 

  • A rich biodiversity, with over 385 types of plants and a huge variety of marine life, including basking sharks 
  • 300 miles of the South West Coast Path to explore

  • Almost a third of Cornwall is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

Relocation packages available for Nurses

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If you’re looking for a new nursing experience with time to care and time to develop your clinical skills, while feeling valued as part of a supportive team, there has never been a better time to join the team at Little Harbour. We are offering generous relocation packages to Nurses moving from outside of Cornwall.

Even more benefits of joining our nursing team include…  

- Registered nurse starting salary of £31,407 with annual increments

- Mid-point salary £34,196 rising to £38,482 with experience

- 33 days annual leave rising to 35 with long service, plus bank holidays
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Little Harbour is based in St Austell, a stones throw away from the St Austell Community Hospital.  

There are lots of other places to consider within the local area, all which offer something a little different. Below are some of the residential areas within 26 miles of St Austell.

AreaDistance to Little Harbour (miles) Driving time (minutes) 
Charlestown  1.7 7
Pentewan  2.3 9
St Austell  2.4 8
Carlyon Bay  2.5 9
Mevagissey  4.3 13
St Blazey  4.6 15
Par  4.9 17
Lostwithiel  8.8 23
Fowey  9 29
Tregony  10 22
Probus  10 20
Tresillian  13 23
Truro  16 32
St Columb Major  16 33
St Newlyn East  18 37
Newquay  18 44
Wadebridge  20 44
Feock  21 43
Perranporth  22 44
Polperro  24 47
Padstow  25 48
Looe  25 48
St Agnes  26 53
Falmouth  27 55



  • Porthpean beach, St Austell 
  • Pendower beach, St Mawes 
  • Rock beach, Padstow
  • Par Sands beach, St Austell 
  • Hayle Towans beach, Hayle  
  • Hemmick Beach, Mevagissey, The Roseland 
  • Fistral beach, Newquay 
  • Godrevy beach, Hayle 
  • Porthcurno beach, Land’s End 

Nature, History and Heritage

The South West Coast Path 

The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is 630 miles long and is the longest established National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon.  

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Bodmin Moor 

Bodmin Moor is a stunning, granite moorland. It is 208km in size and includes Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall.

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The Camel Trail 

The Camel Trail is a flat, road-free cycleway that provides a recreational route for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. It runs from Padstow to Wenford Bridge via Wadebridge and Bodmin.

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Tehidy Country Park 

Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. Now managed as a Country Park, Tehidy has over 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of peaceful woods and lakes to explore, together with a café and a picnic area. 

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Lanhydrock, National Trust 

Lanhydrock, managed by the National Trust, is a spectacular late Victorian country house with formal gardens and a large wooded parkland estate complete with cycle trails and a café.

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The St Ives Bay Railway Line 

The train journey to St Ives is arguably one of the most scenic journeys in Britain. Enjoy spectacular views as the line sweeps along scenic parts of the Cornish coast such as Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay.

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The National Lobster Hatchery 

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow, focused on the European lobster.  

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St Michaels Mount 

St Michael’s Mount is a historic castle, garden and island community, situated on the coast off of Marazion. Arrive by boat or walk across the iconic causeway for a day of history and beautiful scenery.  

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Tintagel Castle 

Immerse yourself in history, myth and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle on Cornwall's rugged north coast. 

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For all the family 

The Eden Project 

With bubble-like biomes filled with plants from around the globe, various art exhibitions and installations, play areas and live music concerts, The Eden Project is a must visit attraction in Cornwall. 

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are considered to be amongst the most popular in the UK. With stunning areas of different character and styles, cafes and stunning light installations at Christmas time. 

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The Minack Theatre 

The Minack Theatre is a spectacular open-air theatre perched on the Cornish cliffs above Porthcurno beach. The performing season runs from Easter until the end of October and includes a wide range of music and theatre.  

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Flambards theme park is an amusement park on the outskirts of Helston, where families can enjoy rollercoasters, log flumes, indoor play areas and a range of cafes and restaurants.  

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Primary Schools in Cornwall

Cornwall currently has 231 primary schools. The location of primary schools in the Cornish area varying dramatically from multiple primary schools in towns and villages to the very small primary schools located in the more remote and rural areas.  

Secondary Schools in Cornwall

Cornwall currently has 51 secondary schools.