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St Agnes

St. Agnes is a pleasant town offering a great range of facilities for those coming off the coast path trail. Choose to overnight here and you will find yourself in the middle of a thriving Cornish community. Family greengrocers and butchers mix with a locally respected range of craft shops, galleries and workshops, and there are a good choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit everyone’s needs.  You can still spot former miner’s accommodation, as well as the charming terrace of sea Captain's cottages, ‘Stippy Stappy’, made famous in the Poldark TV adaptation.

The whole St Agnes area is classed as a World Heritage Site with its stunning mining landscape taking equal stage on a list that includes the Pyramids, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef. To find out more there is a free entry to The St Agnes Museum, containing a fascinating array of artifacts and exhibits detailing the area's mining and seafaring heritage along with information and exhibits on all the local legends including St Agnes’s own Giant, Giant Bolster, who still plays a “BIG” part in village events.

Take and evening stroll down the hill to stunning Trevaunance Cove, a former harbour which also has excellent local amenities including a restaurant right on the beach. The Driftwood Spars Hotel is very happy to take walkers and we often place you here just above this stunning beach for the night.  If you are taking a rest day here, surfboard and wetsuit hire and surfing tuition can all be arranged.

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