I have been on holiday to St Agnes every since I was just 3 weeks old! Both my parents families holidayed here, and my parents met her, so naturally we have carried on. Nearly 30 years on, I now go with my own family and also have a group of friends who join us.
We now go for the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of August, and meet up with other family and friends who travel down at the same time. Previously I stayed on the Caravan Club site, but now we camp at Beacon Cottage Farm, just down the road.
The campsite is in a stunning setting, with wonderful views over the North Cornish coastline, and amazing sunsets if you are lucky with the weather.
There are a number of local beaches, we tend to go to Chapel Porth which is a fairly small beach although much bigger when the tide goes out and you can walk around the headlands either side of the bay. In St Agnes itself is Trevaunance Cove which is a
lovely pebbly beach at the bottom end of the village.
The are plenty of pubs and places to eat. The Driftwood is a great pub which serves nice food, just up from Trevaunance Cove, and very dog friendly. There is a cafe/restaurant overlooking the cove where I have eaten both lunch and dinner, lovely food and a stunning view. Up in the village itself is Sally's bistro where I have had another delightful meal, it is only small so worth booking in advance in busy holiday periods.
The village has a number of shops- post office, mini supermarket etc- and a great fish and chip shop which gets very busy on the Friday evening of Bank Holiday weekend! There are also a few shops selling surf gear, and a lovely shop in the village (I can't remember the name) which has paintings, craft items and lovely jewellery.
This place is very close to my heart, and I will continue to visit it every summer for as long as I can. It is well worth a visit, whether for surfing, walking on the coast path, or lying on a beach.
St Agnes is alovely little village near Perranpporth on the north cornish coast. The road to get to St Agness passes Presingoll Barns which is always a nice stop off to collect goodies to take home.
St Agnes itself has a small selection of shops and then you drive down to the car park which is situated near the slipway straight into the sea.
The beach here is great, there is nice soft sand for the kids to play on and if you venture a bit further out and see the dramatic cliffs overhanging, there are great rockpools to venture in and the kids can play in these for hours searching for crabs and little fish.
There is a nice cliff walk from here to Perranporth and back which I have done and I love the unspoilt beauty of this little cove. there is a little cafe and shop at the edge of the slipway where you can grab something to eat or shelter if the weather is bad