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Breathtaking coast, rich in heritage and wildlife
A vast low tide beach and a sea of glowing heather make it hard to believe this area was once an industrial landscape. The enigmatic buildings perched on the cliffs provide a reminder of St Agnes’ tin and copper mining past.
Go for a stroll around the network of paths at Wheal Charlotte, Wheal Coates or Trevellas to discover more of this World Heritage Site.
St Agnes Beacon and the surrounding cliff tops are one of the last remnants of a huge tract of heathland which once spread across Cornwall. This rare and important habitat is internationally recognised for its wealth of wildlife, and from late summer onwards comes alive with colour, forming a brilliant yellow and purple patchwork of gorse and heather.
Find out more about our year long coastal festival, celebrating 50 years of the Neptune campaign.