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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★★★★AA
North Coast > St. Agnes
Small, secluded park on working family farm in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A few minutes walk to sandy Chapel Porth beach. 50 pitches in six landscaped paddocks. Spectacular sea and coastal views and lovely walks.

Cornwall
Sleeping up to four, this delightful converted self-catering holiday cottage is situated in the hamlet of Penhallow on the coast road between Newquay and Truro and therefore makes it an ideal central location for exploring Cornwall.

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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.

★★★★★ Visit Britain
Cornwall
Situated in the heart of glorious Cornish countryside yet only a short distance from the main A30. 5 miles from the cathedral city of Truro and 3 miles from the rugged grandeur of the North Cornish coast with it's golden sandy beaches and coves, providing supe

★★★☆☆ 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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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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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. 

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

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