St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0QP
Located on the stunning North Cornwall coast... ...in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site
St Agnes is the perfect destination for all types of holiday or short breaks. For walking, surfing, swimming, exploring, eating or just relaxing come and stay at the St Agnes Hotel.
St Agnes & Places to Visit
St Agnes village is a lively community and has many amenities, independent shops and businesses including bakeries, butchers, post office and a diverse range of places to eat and drink. The St Agnes Museum is well worth a visit to learn more about the fascinating history of the area and its mining and seafaring heritage.
St Agnes is a beautiful destination from which to explore nearby Truro, St Ives and Penzance. Healeys Cyder Farm is only 7 miles away and offers tours, tastings and tractor rides. While the St Austell Brewery is 25 miles away and also offers tours of the brewing process and tastings.
The Surrounding Area
St Agnes is located on the stunning North Cornwall coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site, so well worth a visit.
St Agnes Beacon overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with stunning coastal and inland views. The Beacon also features in the Bolster Pageant and Festival each year when the local legend of Giant Bolster is celebrated with the huge giant leading a carnival procession across the Beacon and into the village.
The mining history of St Agnes is extremely significant due to the high quality of the tin found here and the resultant effect it had on the landscape, economy and society still evident today. To experience our mining heritage there are numerous tin mines to explore including the nearby Wheal Coates, the harbour and the mine owners' houses.
There are four beaches close by to the St Agnes Hotel with Trevaunance Cove the closest right at the foot of St Agnes itself. Trevellas Porth is popular with fishermen as it is more secluded and quieter. Porthtowan beach is a wide sandy beach popular with surfers. Chapel Porth is a National Trust owned beach with a wide expanse of sand and several caves at low tide.
St Agnes is very popular with cyclists, particularly those who love hills! The village is 4 miles from the popular Coast-to-Coast trail and if you haven't brought your own you can always hire a bike from Aggie Cycles and check out some routes while you are there.
The St Agnes Hotel has over 70 footpaths and bridleways nearby and is just half a mile from the South West Coastal Path and so is very popular with walkers. Walks include St Agnes Village Trail, St Agnes Beacon Walk, Porthtowan, Banns Vale, Mount Hawke and Chapel Porth with great views of St Agnes Beacon and Jericho Valley and Cross Coombe with panoramic views back to St Agnes Village.
The North Cornish Coast near the St Agnes Hotel is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Surfing for the experienced along with excellent Surf Schools is close by along with Kyaking tours from Koru Kyaking at Trevaunance Cove, Stand Up Paddleboarding from SUP in a Bag and Coasteering from Coasteering Coastal Rush. Chapel Porth beach is home to the World Bellyboarding Championships each year and is less than 2 miles from the St Agnes Hotel.