St Agnes is a picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall which sits in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steeped in mining history, the village retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere and makes a wonderful place to visit, with four different beaches.
There are dramatic coastal walks and breath-taking scenery filled with relics from the past, including the iconic Wheal Coates engine house, as well as friendly places to eat in a warm atmosphere. There is a thriving community with a choice of shops as well as galleries and craft workshops where beautiful gifts are made by hand. Sample the beautiful scenic coastline, fantastic beaches, arts and craft shops and mining heritage. If you are a fan on the TV series Poldark then you might be excited to hear that some of the filming took place at St Agnes Head!
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, yChapel 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