Situated along the Northern Coast of West Cornwall, St. Agnes represents a wonderful location where you can start your beautiful Cornwall holiday. It allows you to enjoy the best of all that is on offer from this beautiful county. Located at the centre of the Cornish coast, this place is a good base from where tourists can go out and explore the beautiful countryside.
Famous for offering a wide variety of excursions and walks, St. Agnes is home to a scenic route that runs along the cliff tops. There is another trail that travels inland over land that is owned by the National Trust and is sure to prove as breath-taking as the town of its origin. Jump down on to the South West Coast Path and explore every nook and cranny that is there along the fantastic Cornwall coastline. The route that links Perranporth is one of the most popular walks to and from this scenic village. It passes through a number of family friendly beaches and pubs which ensures that every family member will get to enjoy a holiday in this little place along the coast of Cornwall. Some of them even allow pets inside.
There are as many as four spectacular beaches that are easily accessible from the centre of the village of St. Agnes. As a result, those looking for a beach holiday in this place will not feel left out under any circumstances. A shingle beach stands at Trevaunance Cove that is just below this scenic tourist destination. Low tide reveals a sandy beach while Chapel Porth also has a beach that features a similar construction. During the peak tourism seasons, lifeguards are present at both these beaches. Driftwood Spars Hotel, an establishment that dates back to the 17th century, overlooks the Trevaunance Beach. It was set up originally as a fish cellar with a number of the original timbers having been obtained from shipwrecks that took place in the area.
Trevellas Porth is more secluded and quieter, and has considerable popularity among the local snorkellers and fishermen. Owing to the absence of lifeguards in the area, this beach won’t be recommended for family visits.
Porthtowan Beach is nice and wide, and the perfect piece of sandy heaven that is popular among surfers and families alike. This is a great place where you can watch the sun going down, have a picnic, or simply enjoy a blast of the salty sea air during those quieter months.
If you head into the village, you will get to visit some fantastic restaurants, pubs, and tea rooms that serve food belonging to a wide range of cuisines. The Cornish Pizza Company is a must-see for those travelling to and staying in St. Agnes. Taste is another restaurant in the village that regularly features among award-winning restaurants in the region. The town offers a choice of cottages and holiday accommodations, from traditional to modern, there is plenty of choice. St. Agnes has a distinct pull on the visitors which means that there will always be something on offer for everyone.
With a huge range of galleries and craft shops, a guide to the crafts of the town can be found at the Tourist Information Centre, ensuring that visitors never miss a trick. Those who take an interest in the history of this incredible coastal town should pay a visit to the St. Agnes Museum. Here, you will get a good insight of the past when the economy was dominated by fishing and tin mining in the area.
Lands End is a good place where the children can enjoy an educational and entertaining day out. Poldark Mine is another such place where an old tin mine has been opened up as a visitor centre.
Shopaholics won’t be disappointed on their visit to St. Agnes. There is a good selection of workshops, galleries, and craft shops. You can follow the “Craft Trail” in the town on foot, starting from the Driftwood Spars. Travellers can also get a free map from this place that shows the locations of the various ceramics and pottery studios, art galleries, as well as art and design workshops around St. Agnes. Papermaking, metal works, jewellery, stained-glass, pottery, and painting are among the items that the local crafts people have on offer.
The scenic town of St. Agnes has a lot more on offer with places of interest for almost every member of the family. Only when you visit St. Agnes in person, will you know how relatively unsung this little Cornish town is.