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.