Discover St Agnes and Perranporth

Published: Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Written by: Catherine

When on holiday, there are so many opportunities to get out and about in Cornwall. Being lucky enough to live here, the chances are endless! Just this weekend, I took advantage of the beautiful sunny day and ventured onto the South West Coastal Path. You can start a walk from many spots in Cornwall, but, not having visited St Agnes before, I thought I’d start from there. St Agnes is a large village on the North Coast of Cornwall – very quaint and ideal for a potter about, there are little independent shops to tempt you to part with your pennies and many eateries – from a wine bar to fish and chips shops and nice cafés. 

I started my walk out from the car park down at the beach out towards Perranporth – the handy sign cited the route should be about 4 miles.  I started with a short up-hill climb up the manmade stairs – thank goodness I’d packed wisely and had water to hand! It’s the end of April and the route was fairly quiet. I passed a few dog walkers and couples who had the same idea as me…to take in the stunning scenery – the lush green countryside to my right and the crystal blue see to my left. The route was peaceful, tranquil and very picturesque. I wasn’t in a hurry so in total the walk took about 1 hour 40 mins – stopping along the way to sit on a bench and take in the views.  

The beach in Perranporth is one of my favourites – so wide with white sands. Being Bank Holiday weekend the town was buzzing with families, couples, surfers and beach vollyballers. It was a lovely atmosphere. I had a quick pit stop at The Watering Hole – the beach bar on Perranporth beach – before making my way back to St Agnes in the late afternoon sun. A great day out! 

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