The village of St Agnes is situated on the north Cornwall coast,
nestling in the lee of St Agnes Beacon and reaching down to the sheltered beach of Trevaunance Cove.
The area has a rich mining and sea-faring heritage, but more recently has become a favoured holiday destination for those seeking the tranquillity of a rural retreat with the vibrancy of a traditional Cornish community.
Argantel is on the historic site of the village foundry, which dates back almost 200 years. Today, echoes of the past remain in a few stone ruins glimpsed through the covering of protected woodland that provides an idyllic haven for wildlife.
Trevaunance Cove (St Agnes beach) is just over a third of a mile.
The cove is a one of the safest beaches for swimming on the north Cornwall coast, but also provides some of the finest surf.
Surf lessons at the Cove - from a 2-hour taster to a 5-day course - with Breakers Surf School.
For those who prefer walking, a footpath leads along the side of the valley on to the South West Coast Path.
A wide range of village amenities are also all within a few minutes walk:
craft shops / galleries
pubs / restaurants
|post office counter
beauty / therapy salons
convenience stores (to 10 pm)
fish & chip shop
surfboard / surfwear shop
As well as the range of watersports at Trevaunance and other beaches along the coast, there is a wide variety of land-based sports and outdoor activities within a few minutes drive, including:
| golf driving range
St Agnes is 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the A30, centrally-located for
exploring all parts of Cornwall, from the Devon border to Land's End and The Lizard.
Truro 10 miles (16 kilometres)
Newquay 12 miles (19 kilometres)
Falmouth 15 miles (24 kilometres)
St Ives 23 miles (37 kilometres)
Eden Project 25 miles (40 kilometres)
Penzance / Newlyn 26 miles (42 kilometres)
Padstow 30 miles (48 kilometres)