On the Northern coast of West Cornwall, St Agnes is a wonderful location to begin your Cornwall holiday and enjoy the best of what this beautiful county has to offer. With its location at the centre of the Cornish coast, St Agnes gives you a good base with which to explore the rest of the beautiful countryside.
Famed for its wide variety of walks and excursions, St Agnes provides a scenic route along the cliff tops or inland over National Trust owned land that are sure to prove as breath-taking as the town itself. Jump onto the South West Coast Path and explore the nooks and crannies of Cornwall’s fantastic coastline. One of the most popular walks to and from the village is the route linked to Perranporth, which passes many dog friendly pubs and beaches, meaning every member of the family will enjoy a holiday in Cornwall.
Head into the village and visit some of the fantastic tea rooms, pubs and restaurants serving food from a wide range of cuisines. The Cornish Pizza Company is a must visit while staying in St Agnes along with Taste, a regular award winning restaurant in the village.
With four spectacular beaches within easy reach of the centre of the village, St Agnes provides for everyone during holidays in Cornwall. It is highly recommended that surfers pay a visit to Treavaunance Cove, which is found at the foot of the village and is famed for the quality of the waves that hit the beach. Another beach that is popular with surfers is Porthtowan, which also has excellent facilities for the whole family with a café and children’s play area too. Snorkelers should head to Trevellas Porth where its rocky nature makes it perfect for exploring the marine life found in the rock pools. Last but not least is Chapel Porth beach which is accessed by a steep set of steps and is operated by the National Trust.
Offering a huge range of craft shops and galleries, a guide to the crafts of the town is available from the Tourist Information Centre meaning you won’t miss a trick! For those interested in the history and past of this incredible little town then the St Agnes museum will provide you with a good insight into the tin-mining and fishing past that once ruled the economy in the area.
Head into the village and visit some of the fantastic tea rooms, pubs and restaurants
In the town you’ll find quaint bed and breakfasts as well as larger holiday cottages and hotels. The pull of St Agnes for visitors means you’re bound to find something that suits you perfectly in this delightful setting.