There are four great beaches to enjoy in or near St. Agnes.
They offer something for everyone, whether you fancy rock-pooling with the kids, relaxing all day on soft sand, or taking to the water for a swim, surf or kayak.
Trevaunance Cove is the main beach at St Agnes. It's beautiful & bit of a local secret. The remains of the old harbour can be explored on the western side of the beach at low tide, & there's plenty to keep the kids amused with rocks to clamber over. At low tide there is the opportunity to walk to the neighbouring northerly beach of Trevellas Porth. Schooners Beach Bar & Breakers Cafe are on the beach for great food & refreshments. There are several small carparks on the road leading down to the beach. Dogs are allowed all year round but must be on a lead & under control. Surf, SUP & Kayak hire can be arrange at the beach. There is Lifeguard cover usually from May to September.
Trevellas Porth - Trevellas might not look like a perfect Cornish beach with its shingle & remote location, but it is a hidden gem! Away from the crowds on the other beaches & without shops or cafes, you’ll often find that Trevellas is completely deserted – especially out of season. Ok, so it’s a mixture of pebbles, coarse sand & rocks rather than the white sand of Chapel Porth. And there’s nowhere to buy an ice cream. But if it’s peace and quiet you’re after, this is the place. Whether it’s a quiet afternoon lying out in the sun or an exciting day swimming in the turquoise waters – you will never get bored! If you want a nice meal with the family bring along a barbecue or picnic & enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Chapel Porth Beach - is owned & maintained by the National Trust, with parking. The popular café is an excellent place to stop for refreshment on a coast walk (head up to Wheal Coates for a dramatic vista). A renowned 'Hedgehog Ice Cream' is a must - ice cream with Cornish Clotted Cream on top, rolled in nuts!