There are four great beaches to enjoy in or near St. Agnes. Combined, they offer something for everyone, whether you fancy rock-pooling with the kids, relaxing all day on soft, golden sand, or enjoying a slice of surf.
Trevaunance cove, a pebbly plateau at the foot of St. Agnes itself, is great for rock-pools, surfing, and an early evening beer as the sun goes down. It’s a buzz of activity all year, with events including the RNLI day in August and the annual Easter dog-race.
Trevellas Porth is quieter and more secluded, and popular with local fishermen and snorkelers. There is no lifeguard cover, so it’s not recommended for families.
Chapel Porth Beach is owned and maintained by the National Trust. The popular café is an excellent place to stop for refreshment on a coast walk.
Porthtowan beach is a great, wide, sandy slice of heaven, popular with families and surfers. Great for watching the sun go down with a picnic, or for a blast of salty sea air in the quieter months.
Our local lifeguard service operates between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm daily throughout the summer months at Chapel Porth, Trevaunance Cove and Porthtowan. You are advised to enter the water only between these hours, and take notice of any particular instructions from the lifeguards on the day. The currents around the coast can be highly unpredictable.
The RNLI offer some very valuable Beach safety advice on their website.
If you want to know which beaches allow dogs, and at what times of year, please take a look at our Dog Friendly pages.