When you think of a Cornish
coastal village you think of quaint
cottages set in the idyllic
surroundings of a rural
countryside with a back drop of
rolling blue sea and white waves,
maybe a couple of shops and a
few other amenities.
Well St. Agnes has all this and so
Nestled in the lee of an impressive landmark which dominates the skyline of the
beautiful and dramatic Atlantic coast St. Agnes is both a country village founded on
tin mining and a popular coastal resort. A dual character which is reflected in her
history with the picturesque ruins of engine houses and chimneys dominating the
sky line and her magnificent, rugged and unspoiled coastal, inland and valley walks
to explore and discover she is a walker and a painter's paradise.
All the main footpaths along the coast and over the
St. Agnes Beacon have frequent seats from which
you can rest and enjoy the splendid views and the
view from the top of the Beacon is one not to be
missed. For the naturalists and conservationists there
is an abundance of plant, animal, bird and sea life
here for you to discover and enjoy, changing with
A visit to the St. Agnes museum will introduce you to her history of tin mining and
fishing and of her myths and legends. St. Agnes is very proud of her legends
especially her Giant Bolster, who plays a BIG part in village events. Visit the last
working Tin Stream in Cornwall and watch rocks being turned into metal. See local
craft-people at work in our own pottery and craft
workshops or view paintings by Cornish artists in one of
our many art galleries.
Sample traditional Cornish pasties from our local bakery
or enjoy good food from one of our many hotels,
restaurants/cafes or public houses.
Swim, surf or learn how to surf, [surf/boogie boards, wet suits and other equipment
can be purchased or hired], or just relax on one of our RNLI lifeguard patrolled
St Agnes has a growing residential population and with her many
and varied shops and businesses has more than adequate, all
year round, facilities for locals and tourists alike and being only 3
miles from the A30 is a good home base to reach all attractions
St. Agnes is a friendly retreat. Its people have a strong sense of
history and a great love of home. The main village events
throughout the year welcome and encourage visitors not just to
come along and watch but to participate, perhaps it is this
pervading warmth that affects those who stay here and why so
Photo’s by kind permission of Mike Bunt.
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