The Beach

Trevaunance Cove beach is just a stones throw away from the Driftwood Spars. The beach is very popular all year round with both tourists and locals. With a seasonal lifeguard patrol, beach huts, car parking, boat launching facilities and toilets it is an ideal family location.

The cove has a shingle/sandy beach which is ideal for surfing or swimming.
The remains of the old harbour can be seen at low tide and there are cliff paths going in both directions linking up to Chapel Porth to the South and Trevellas to the North.
There are many events held at the beach throughout the summer. Lifeboat day, fishing competitions etc. There are also many other beaches offering various facilities in the local area.

Cliffs and Footpaths

One of the very best reasons for choosing to holiday in St Agnes is its amazing rugged coastline. Miles of clifftop paths stretch out to the North towards Perranporth and Newquay and to the south towards Portreath.
The views from the clifftops enable you to see as far as Mounts Bay or Padstow on a clear day.

There are also lots of inland paths and bridleways to give plenty of variety whether you choose to walk, cycle or ride on horseback.
There are local stables who are happy to give lessons to the beginner or accomodate the more experienced rider.

Whether you're on a fortnights summer holiday and intent on walking the entire coastpath or just out for a pleasant winter or spring stroll on the Moors, St Agnes offers an ideal base for walking, cycling or riding in Cornwall.


If you are looking for somewhere to shop you won't be disappointed in Cornwall. St Agnes has a good selection of craft shops, galleries and workshops. The St Agnes ‘Craft Trail’ can be followed from the Driftwood Spars by foot. A free map available from the Driftwood will show you the location of several art galleries, pottery and ceramics studios, and art and design workshops around the village. Painting, Pottery, Designer clothing, Furniture, Ceramics, Stained glass, Jewellery, Metal works and Papermaking are among the items offered by local crafts people.

Truro is only a fifteen minute drive away from St Agnes with regular buses running all day. If you want to travel a little further the town of Newquay is only a few miles along the coast where you can find plenty of clothes/surf shops and of course fantastic surfing beaches. There's also plenty going on in the evenings if you want to stay on a bit longer.
If you travel South you'll find Falmouth, Penzance and St Ives, which all have something to offer. Falmouth, as well as being easily accessible by car, can be reached by boat trip from Truro during the summer making an enjoyable day out for all the family.
If you're after something a bit quieter then you'll be spoiled for choice with a massive choice of small villages in the local area to explore, either by Car, Bus or Bicycle.

What Else?

Of course, Cornwall has plenty more to offer. There are places of interest for all of the family. Lands End provides an entertaining and educational day out, as does Poldark Mine - an old tin mine opened up as a visitor center.

Goonhilly earth satellite station is located right down on the Lizard, the most southerly point of mainland UK. Here you can learn how telecommunications work in a real life, working satalite station.

Flambards Themepark is always a hit with the children as are Dobwalls, the World in Miniature and Holywell Bay.

If you are into sport then there are plenty of golf courses nearby. There is a gliding and land sailing club within walking distance of St Agnes and there are 2 leisure centres providing gyms, swimming pools and leisure facilities only a short drive away. There is plenty of fishing opportunity and of course there are the fantastic beaches for surfing, kayaking or of course just lying in the sun! Stithians dam resevoir also provides excellent watersports facilities for people of all abilities.
Of course just exploring the coastline and countryside is what attracts most people to Cornwall. Whether you are walking, Cycling or driving you'll find your stay relaxing and exciting. There is something for everyone, whatever the weather, all year round.