St Agnes Trevaunance Cove Cornwall

St Agnes -Trevaunance Cove

St Agnes and Trevaunance Cove Sat Nav Co-ordinates: N50º 19' 08.63" W5º 12' 07.85"-

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Trevaunance cove

Trevaunance Cove

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Holidays in St Agnes and Trevaunance Cove

Trevaunance cove

Trevaunance Cove

Chapel port beach

Chapel Porth - rocky beach

Porthtowan beach



St Agnes & Trevaunance Cove.... Dramatic Cornish Coastline - stunning family beaches - great surf...

Picture of St Agnes BaySt Agnes on the county's dramatic north coast, is a popular holiday destination; the very essence of rural Cornwall. This region featured heavily in the the Poldark novels - which drew a great deal from the local environment - its history culture and stunning scenery.

Trevaunace Cove is a popular family beach - a wide sandy beach, facing the Atlantic, that is ideal for surfing, swimming and body boarding. The beach is more shelterd than others in the area. The beach is prone to stong currents, so swimming and surfing should be undertaken in the designated areas under the supervision of the local lifeguards.

The Cove was used as a harbour for the "St Agnes Mines" - the lower beach is sandy, with a shingle ridge at the high tide level. This gently shelving beach is safe for children and is safe for bathing with lifeguards patrolling during the peak season. Trevaunance Cove has a small stream that is very popular with children. At low tide a stony and rocky area is exposed on either side of the cove, again popular with children.The beach is very much a working beach that refelects the character and charm of the area, with Fishermen still working from the cove - fishing for Lobster, Crab & Mackerel.

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Trevaunace Cove is located on the coastal path and features stunning walks in both directions. The beach is served by the pretty village of St Agnes with all the facilities you may require for a day at the beach. The village is just a short distance away, with a wide selection of shops, traditional 17c pub and restaurants, craft shops and galleries both in the village and at Trevaunance Cove. The Cove and St Agnes have a variety of cafe’s and restaurants available.

St Agnes has the benefit of having four good local beaches nearby - each with its own character, but all offering a great family day out, sun bathing, building sandcastle, rock pooling, swimming or surfing.

Beaches Near St Agnes

Along side Trevaunance Cove, there is the following choice of beaches:

Chapel Porth Beach
Sat Nav Co-ordinates:N50º 18' 00.81" W5º 14' 03.57"

Chapel Porth is a popular beach in the summer months. Located just to the west of St Agnes, this popular sandy beach is in the care of the National Trust. The beach has a small National Trust car park adjacent to it, as well as the Chapel Port Beach Café and toilet facilities. Lifeguards during summer months.

This is a stunning location, which was once a mining valley -the beach is over-looked by the dramatic/enigmatic remains of the Wheal Coates engine House. This is a stunning coastal Location, known for its clear waters and dramatic scenery.

Trevellas Porth

Trevellas Porth / Trevellas Coombe Beach is a rocky pebble beach, just north east of St Agnes. The beach is accessible from Trevaunance Cove at low tide. Trevellas has a small car park with limited spaces- access to the beach from the car park is via a rough - unmade track.

This is the Blue Hills mining area- full of the mining heritage that made Cornwall prosperous in the 1800s. At the end of the valley is the "Blue Hill Tin Streams" mine.

Facilities at the beach are limited, with no toilets or café. Swimming is not recommended in this cove - though the beach is popular with snorkelers, due to the marine fauna in the area. This is also a popular fishing cove. Perranporth Airfield is just to the east of the beach

Porthtowan Beach
Sat Nav Co-ordinates:N50º 17' 12.54" W5º 14' 24.99"

Porthtowan beach opens up into a vast expanse of golden sands at low tide. This is one of Cornwall's popular holiday beaches, providing a great day out for families. At low tide the beach forms a 2kmcrescent of sand that stretches along the coast towards St Agnes, joining with Chapel Porth Beach. Porthtowan Beach is at the end of a valley, so has sheltered corners. The Beach is a frequent Holder of the Blue Flag Beach quality award and has all the facilities, needed to make this a great family destination.

Food and refreshments are available at the beachside 'Blue Bar' and there is a shop in the village, just a few minutes away on foot - facilities at the beach include beach shop and surf shop, equipment hire and toilets. Porthtowan Beach has a seasonal lifeguard service present and parking is available in the large car park adjacent to Porthtowan Beach. making it a great all round family beach.

St. Agnes is a popular and friendly holiday destination that has a strong sense of history and culture nestling securely in the lee of St Agnes Beacon - rising from the sheltered beach of Trevaunance Cove.

St Agnes WoodcutSt Agnes Heritage Coast

This is a dramatic coastal region that mixes the remnants of its tin mining heritage with the needs of the modern coastal resort. St Agnes lies on the slopes of St Agnes Beacon ( NT), which dominates the local landscape. St Agnes Beacon rising 629 feet above sea level - dominating the local landscape and giving the town its name - from the old cornish Bryanick, meaning pointed or prominent hill.

St Agnes is known for its unique vernacular architecture which reflect the dual character of the area and the underlying demands of the local geology. As the settlement ascends from Trevaunance Cove the local population created an ecectic mix of miner's cottages, mine owners houses, interspersed with fisherman's cottages and sea Captain's cottages of the 'Stippy Stappy'. The area also feature spicturesque engine houses and mine buildings, lost harbours of Trevaunance Cove and the old market standings of Churchtown, all relects from the past when St Agnes prospered from Tin mining and the bounty of the sea. The area was made famous in the Winston Graham - Poldark Novels, which refect the life of these bygone days.



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