St Agnes is one of those beautiful places that if you catch on a sunny day it just takes your breath away. It’s found on the North Cornish coast sandwiched between the sandy beaches of Chapel Porth and Perranporth. With a history in tin and copper mining, fishing and farming industries it’s full of Cornish charm and character.
St Agnes had iron works, engine houses and an old railway all of which scars the landscape, and if you look close enough you can find evidence of its past. The Stippy Stappy miners cottages can still be seen, and lived in, as well as the tall mining chimneys high above the beach. Wheal Coates is perhaps the most famous mining house along this stretch of coastline, you may recognise some of the local scenery from the hit TV series Poldark.
The beach at St Agnes is called Trevaunance Cove and is looked after by the National Trust, it’s a small sheltered bay, which at times is exposed to the wild waves of the Atlantic. You can take a walk along the dramatic coast path towards Chapel Porth by heading West, or east towards Perranporth.
Just see how quaint and picturesque St Agnes looked when we visited in October!
Here’s our 360 degree photograph from the cliffs of St Agnes
St Agnes Village
St Agnes is only a small village and is spread down the sides of the steep cliffs, so from the top down to the cove at the bottom is quite a walk. The higher part of the village is more residential, and as you head towards the sea you will find more tourists draws and places to eat and drink.
The cove itself is often home to lots of Cornish wildlife so it you have time to just sit and be patient you may see dolphins, porpoises and sunfish.
There are several tearooms to grab a slice of cake on your visit as well as a handful of restaurants to choose from. The Driftwood Spars pub is perched almost on the beach making it a great location to stay if you’re looking to holiday in St Agnes.
There are several craft shops and galleries too if you have time to explore this wonderful seaside village then there’s lots to be discovered.
Here’s another 360 image from St Agnes
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