Discover St Agnes village in Cornwall

23rd November 2018

Quintessentially Cornish, St Agnes is a vibrant, picturesque village on the north Cornish coast. Steeped in history and legend, and with a plethora of artisan shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants, and a beautiful sheltered cove, it ticks all the boxes for a relaxing Cornish get-away by the sea. Read on for more on holidays in St Agnes, Cornwall.

Down at the Beach

Trevaunance Cove, the St Agnes beach at the bottom of the village, is a well-known surfing spot, and the sheltered cove with its clear water, sand and pebble beach and numerous rock pools is great for families. To view Cornwall from a different perspective, Koru Kayaking offer guided kayak adventures exploring the dramatic coastline, sea caves and beautiful secluded beaches around St Agnes. And for those looking for an adrenaline rush, local outdoor adventure activities include coasteering and stand up paddle boarding.

Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes
Wheal Coates, Chapel Porth

Bring your Dog

Dogs on leads are welcome at Trevauance Cove year-round, and for a lovely countryside dog walk take a wander along Jericho Valley, Cross Coombe. Meander along a shady, fern lined path down to Blue Hills and the small pebbled beach of Trevellas Porth where dogs are allowed off the lead. Another stunning walk (whether with or without dogs!) is up to St Agnes Beacon; hike the course to the highest point in the area to look out over spectacular panoramic countryside and coastal views.

Awarded a UNESCO World Heritage status, the remains of Wheal Coates engine house and tin mine is an iconic site above National Trust owned Chapel Porth beach, two miles south of St Agnes. Well worth a visit, and remember to leave time for a Cornish clotted cream ‘hedgehog’ ice cream from the café at the cove at the end of your walk!

Food and Drink

From cafés selling artisan coffee and freshly baked cakes, to delicious seafood restaurants overlooking the sea, cosy traditional pubs, and the obligatory seaside fish and chips, there are ample places for refreshment in St Agnes, in fact you’ll be spoilt for choice! Take a look at our earlier blog Foodie Heaven in St Agnes for more information on the great selection of eateries and St Agnes pubs.

Local Area

St Agnes is perfectly positioned to explore the rest of Cornwall: the cathedral city of Truro and beautiful beaches of Newquay are both only eight miles away, with the marine heritage of Falmouth and art of St Ives within easy reach by car. Head along the A30 to find numerous tourist attractions and places of interest within an hours’ drive, such as the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and many wonderful National Trust properties and gardens. Newquay Airport is 20 miles away and Truro train station, with direct links to London, only eight miles.

The Sorting Office, St Agnes

Holiday properties and prices

Duchy Holidays have a lovely selection of St Agnes accommodation, including self-catering holiday homes, with some availability for Christmas, February half term and Valentine’s Day! Browse our range of St Agnes accommodation:

Last Minute Christmas and New Year Breaks in St Agnes

Pen Mor Cottage

22 December 2018 – 5 January 2019

£590 p/w

A 19th Century semi-detached cottage with wood burner, character and charm. Ten minutes’ walk from St Agnes. Sleeps 4.

Pen Mor Cottage


21 – 28 December 2018


Four bedroom detached dormer bungalow, within 500 metres of Trevaunance Cove. Sleeps 9. Pet-friendly.


Gargoyle Cottage

16 – 23 February 2019   


Attractive terraced cottage within walking distance of Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes beach and St Agnes’ shops, pubs and restaurants. Sleeps 6.

Gargoyle Cottage


15 – 22 February 2019


Beautiful countryside and sea views from this detached bungalow half a mile from Chapel Porth beach. Sleeps 6, pet-friendly.


Gargoyle Cottage

9 – 16 February 2019


Attractive terraced cottage within walking distance of Trevaunance Cove and St Agnes’ shops, pubs and restaurants. Sleeps 6.

Gargoyle Cottage

Meadow Cottage

9 – 16 February


Recently refurbished spacious detached cottage, 20 minutes’ walk from Chapel Porth beach. Sleeps 4, pet-friendly.

Meadow Cottage

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