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
North Coast
Family run business, specialising in self-catering holiday accommodation in the North Cornwall areas of Perranporth, St Agnes and the surrounding areas, with over 140 quality properties to choose from.

★★★★Visit Britain
Cornwall
4* rated self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 4 people in the heart of North Cornwall. This is the original 17th century farmhouse, nestled in the grounds of Wheal Basset Farm, and is just over a mile from the award winning Porthtowan beach.

★★★★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.

★★★★AA
North Coast > St. Agnes
The Driftwood Spars, St Agnes has epic sea views and ample car parking. Under one roof there's a traditional Cornish pub that serves hearty food and real ales, 4* guest accommodation and a contemporary seafood bistro. 

★★☆☆☆ AA
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. 

★★★★AA
Cornwall
Quiet family run site, spacious level pitches and modern facilities, ideal touring base, close to sandy surfing beach, coast path and Portreath-Devoran cycle trail.

★★★★AA
North Coast
Rose in Vale Country House Hotel is an award winning luxury hotel dating from the 18th century, hidden away in its own wooded valley just outside the picturesque village of Mithian on the North Cornish coast near St Agnes.

★★★☆☆ AA
North Coast > St. Agnes
Country House Hotel set in 2 acres on the southerly slopes of St Agnes Beacon, with spectacular views over surrounding countryside and along the north coast to St Ives Bay.

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