St Agnes Head

St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall, c National Trust, Images David Noton
St Agnes, North Cornwall, c National Trust, Images John Millar
St Agnes, North Cornwall
St Agnes, North Cornwall

A long sweep of dramatic coastal heathland with stark clifftop mine ruins looked after by the National Trust. With access to Wheal Cotes via the coast path it is home to dramatic views and close by Chapel Porth beach.

St Agnes is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this, thanks to their members, volunteers and donors. Car park free to National Trust members.

This area has enjoyed a taste of Hollywood where iconic the engine houses that perch serenely on the cliff-tops offering a silent reminder of Cornwall’s mining heyday. A natural location choice, it doubles as Nampara Valley in the BBC's adaption of Poldark. See Poldark film locations here

Poldark connection: 

Another area that enjoyed a taste of Hollywood is St Agnes Head where iconic engine houses perch serenely on the cliff-tops offering a silent reminder of Cornwall’s mining heyday. A natural location choice, it doubles as Nampara Valley in the show. 

Visit the website here

Phone: +44 (0) 1872552412

Email: stagneshead@nationaltrust.org.uk

Photo credits

National Trust Images

Matthew Jessop

Adam Gibbard

 

North Coast
Beautiful golden sandy beach, only accessible at low tide.  Access to the beach is difficult, and down a steep narrow set of steps cut into the cliff. Only for the fit and agile. One of the most popular destinations on the Cornish coast. 

West Cornwall > Sennen
Rocky beach sitting under the iconic Cape Cornwall in the far west.

West Cornwall
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2017: Gunwalloe is an attractive south-west facing cove on the Lizard with a stream running through the sandy beach that is ideal for paddling. A seasonal dog ban is in place.

North Coast > Newquay
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. This huge beach of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes is a perfect example of the north coast’s wide open bays large enough for everyone to enjoy whatever comes naturally.

North Coast > St. Agnes
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Get in touch with nature and feel revitalised at Chapel Porth’s wild beach.  A seasonal dog ban opertaes on this beach. 

West Cornwall > Lands End
 An oasis of stunning natural beauty in west Cornwall. Close to The Minack Theatre and The Porthcurno telegraph museum. A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach. 

West Cornwall > Lands End
A picturesque fishing hamlet in West Cornwall, with some boats still launching from here, Porthgwarra has a small secluded beach just around the corner from Porthcurno.  A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach.

North Coast > Padstow
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Porthcothan beach is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes popular for sunbathing and a favourite with families. 

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