St Agnes Holidays
Quintessentially Cornish, St Agnes is a lively and picturesque village.
Feast on fresh, local seafood and produce, surf the waves, explore the unspoilt coves and bays, and sip a sundowner overlooking the sparkling sea.
Steeped in history and legend, and with an abundance of artisan shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, St Agnes ticks all the boxes for a relaxing get-away by the sea.
Kayaking tours can be booked from St Agnes to explore the coves, caves and hidden beaches of the area and experience Cornwall from a different viewpoint. Book lessons at a local surf schools, discover rock pools, spectacular coastal walks and take in the panoramic view from St Agnes Beacon. Nearby Perranporth has a links golf course in the dunes, horse riding school and airfield for flying lessons and hang gliding.
Food and Drink
For a little Cornish village, St Agnes packs a punch for places to eat and drink. With a great range of bars and pubs, both traditional and contemporary, a fabulous beachside restaurant, and lovely cafes offering artisan coffee and freshly baked pastries, there’s a plethora of choice. Takeaways include fish and chips, Chinese, pizza, a vegan bakery, ice creams, and of course not forgetting the infamous Cornish pasty!
Enjoy a rural stroll down the hill to feel the sand between your toes at Trevaunace Cove. Paddle in the crystal clear water, explore the many rockpools, pack a picnic or treat yourself at one of the beach bars or restaurants. Take the kids, take the dog, and settle into this sheltered cove for a delightful day at the beach.
Culture and history
St Agnes got its name from the legend of the Bolster giant. He fell in love with local girl Agnes who eventually managed to rid the village of Bolster’s tyranny, the story of which is re-enacted each May in a village pageant. The local landscape shows the mining legacy of the area, and is recognised as both a World Heritage Site, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.