Cornwall

St Agnes

Chock full of beaches, beacons, uber delicious eateries and creatives doing amazing things, Aggie is a great base to stay.

It's always advisable to angle your walking to head down Stippy Stappy, endearingly pretty Hovis-like street of miner's cottages......

Get footsure and enjoy the full drama of Aggie’s wild coastline. The coastal path follows the craggy grey hem of the slate-littered section of the north coast. Empty engine houses punctuate the skyline, harking back to the mid-19th century when St Agnes was purportedly one of the most industrialised corners of the world.

Be beach savvy and discover Trevaunance Cove, paddle in the saltwater, head into Schooners for coffee and cake and some beautiful views, Breakers for ice creams, paninis or a fried egg sarnie or come prepared with a pre-made picnic feast for some al fresco eating on the rocks and frolic in the water. Check tide times carefully as the beach can expand and retract in the manner of a crazy accordion.

Once you have exhausted the beach, head up the hill back into town, passing the award-winning Driftwood Spas on your left, with its own brewery full of signature beers such as Lou’s Brew (for the landlady) and Badlands (a term once referring to the beaches of Aggie), a great venue for live music as well as theatre in the garden.

It’s always advisable to angle your walking to head down Stippy Stappy, endearingly pretty Hovis-like street of miner’s cottages, rather than up (it being a rather steep incline… and worse when you have indulged in the fizz in what can be an epic pub crawl). Either way atop Stippy Stappy is the main hub of shops, cafes, pubs and what-not.

It is imperative that you go into the St Agnes bakery and order a meat pasty and a butter bun. The butter buns are to die for and you will want many. Stock your larder with local fruit and veg, grab quality meat from the butchers, Batemans; award-winning homemade sausages as well as home cured bacon make for a delicious supper.

You could easy while away the hours exploring from Blue Hills, to Wheal Kitty, down to Trevaunance Cove and along the Beacon to Chapel Porth, and work up a healthy appetite to stuff your tum with some delicious Aggie food. 

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