Keen walkers can follow the South West Coast Path from Trevauance Cove in St Agnes to Perranporth in one direction or Chapel Porth and on to Porthtowan in the other direction along stunning rugged scenery, taking in spectacular views and spotting Cornwall’s beautiful coastal flora and fauna along the way.
Bring your dog
The St Agnes area welcomes dogs, and there are plenty of lovely walks to enjoy with your four-legged friend. Dogs on leads are allowed at Trevaunance Cove all year round, and for a local countryside wander, take a leisurely walk to Crosscoombe, down to Blue Hills and allow your pooch to paddle off the lead at the small pebbled beach of Trevellas Porth.
Visit the beach(es)
You’ll be spoilt for choice in St Agnes with four beautiful beaches in the area.
The village beach is Trevaunance Cove, a sheltered pebbled beach with numerous rock pools and caves for exploring, great surf, clear water and an old harbour. Popular with families and surfers.
Trevellas Porth is situated halfway between St Agnes and Perranporth. A tiny cove at the bottom of Blue Hills, it can be reached by clambering across the rocks from Trevaunance at low tide, or over the cliff top if the tide is in.
Down in a valley, below dramatic cliffs, Chapel Porth is a well-known surf spot. It has a small rocky beach at high tide, but soft sand stretches for miles at low tide.
Porthtowan is a blue flag beach, perfect for a family day on the sand, followed by a drink or something to eat in one of the beachside bars.