Like many areas along the North Cornish Coast, St. Agnes and Porthtowan are popular surf spots, and have thriving surf lifeguard clubs.
The area is generally regarded as one for experienced surfers only, but there are a couple of excellent surf schools in the area if you fancy taking to a board for the first time:
Every year, people from all over the world descend on Chapel Porth beach in St. Agnes for the World Bellyboarding Championships. See their page in What’s On for more info.
St. Agnes is home to Surfers Against Sewage, a fantastic environmental campaign group with a mission to rid the UK coastline of sewage. To read more about their essential work and to get involved in keeping our waters clean, take a look at their website: www.sas.org.uk