St Agnes

Discover St Agnes

St Agnes is a picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall. Steeped in mining history, the village retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere and makes a wonderful base for your holiday. There's a thriving community with a choice of shops, as well as galleries and craft workshops where beautiful gifts are made by hand. There are also friendly hotels and bars serving good food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

From the main village, walk down to Trevaunance Cove with it's ruined harbour. There's four different beaches easily accessed from the village and dramatic coastal walks with some breathtaking scenery filled with relics from the past. These include the iconic Wheal Coates engine house, now part of Cornwall's World Heritage status and the inspiration behind the original Poldark books.  

Reasons to visit St Agnes:

  • Superb coastal walks 
  • Four fabulous beaches 
  • Cornish Mining World Heritage area
  • Galleries and craft workshops to explore 
  • Great and diverse restaurants, cafes and pubs 
  • Sits in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

Things to do in St Agnes:

  • St Agnes Museum on Penwinnick Road is open daily with free admission from Good Friday until the end of October and is full of fascinating artifacts and information about the Parish of St Agnes
  • A variety of craft shops, art galleries and workshops around the village well stocked with local artists’ works
  • There a four sandy beaches nearby to explore; Trevaunance Cove Beach, Chapel Porth, Trevellas Porth and Porthtowan. All unique and full of rock pools, caves and popular with families and surfers 
  • Great events calendar: including annual occasions like the Bolster Festival, St Agnes Carnival and the World Bellyboarding Championships, to one-off gigs, coffee mornings and market days 
  • Take a walk along part of the famous South West Coast Path and enjoy stunning scenery, or choose one of the other 70 footpaths that St Agnes has on offer 

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★★★★★ Visit Britain
Cornwall
Charming barn conversions combine peace and tranquillity with a central location to reach all that Cornwall has to offer. Five courtyard cottages for couples, plus family cottage with private garden. 

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Cornwall
Penkerris is an Edwardian house offering relaxed, affordable B&B in St Agnes. There is ample parking and a large sunny lawned garden. Walking distance of three beaches and magnificent cliff walks. Local shops and pubs nearby. 

Cornwall
Cornish Horizons is one of Cornwall’s leading accredited holiday cottage agencies, based in Padstow, with a collection of over 650 holiday cottages around the Cornish coast and countryside. Locations include Padstow, Newquay, Looe, Fowey and St Ives.

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North Coast > St. Agnes
Family run site on working farm, unspoilt countryside with extensive views of the North Cornish Coast. Close to National Trust Moorland & sandy beaches. Ideal for picturesque walks. Suitable for disabled persons. Children made welcome.

★★★★AA
Cornwall
Trevarth is a small and friendly family run holiday park in the heart of Cornwall. Trevarth captures all that is best in Cornish holidays – modern holiday homes set in idyllic and tranquil location just inland from the North Coast beaches.

Cornwall
Towan Valley’s contemporary designed, eco-style holiday homes and close proximity to the surfers paradise of Porthtowan beach offer the perfect opportunity for a laid back Cornish break away. Situated perfectly in a peaceful valley on the North Cornwall Coast.

North Coast
Sea Spray is a boutique holiday booking agency, offering five comfortable self-catering apartments near Truro 

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Cornwall
Luxury 5 star lodges on the Cornish coast with hot tubs & near stunning Blue Flag sandy beach. Set in small valley, surrounded by woodland, the first thing that strikes you about Rosehill Lodges is a feeling of balance and space.

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