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Please keep dogs under close control
Uneven ground. The furthest beach entrance (away from the town) is easier to access.
Fairly level access close to parking area. Narrow and uneven paths along coast path beyond
From A30, at Chiverton Cross roundabout, take B3277 for St Agnes. At roundabout, at the entrance to St Agnes village, turn left and follow brown tourist signs past the beacon for St Agnes Head. St Agnes car park is restricted to vehicles under 2.3m
Parking: at St Agnes Head car park.
Sat Nav: TR5 0NU gets you to the general area, then please follow the road around Beacon Drive and look for the National Trust sign at the end of the track to the car parks. OS SW699512, (50.315915, -5.232293).
On South West Coast Path and good network of paths from St Agnes village. Approx. 30 minutes' walk around the village to Beacon Drive from St Agnes village.
Services 87 and T2 Perranporth, Truro and Redruth to St Agnes village; See www.travelinesw.com for up to date timetables and journey planning.
Open heathland with heather and gorse. Footpaths through and along the cliff top.
St Agnes chapel and well
Site of an oratory and holy well on slope down towards Chapel Porth. A spring emerges here which plunges into a cave on the beach.
St Agnes Beacon
Panoramic views over Cornwall from the top of the beacon.
Explore dramatic clifftop walking trails, discover Cornwall’s Dark Sky stargazing spots and visit a small beach that boasts its own signature ice cream.
Every May Day weekend the villagers of St Agnes re-enact the story of Giant Bolster through the village & over the clifftops of Chapel Porth.
Follow this gentle stretch of South West Coast Path from St Agnes Head to the disused mine at Wheal Coates. Loop back inland and climb to the summit of St Agnes Beacon for far-reaching views over the North Cornwall coast before heading back to the starting point.
This coastal walk in Cornwall passes the remains of a Second World War training camp, a National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout, and acres of windswept heathland.
Set on the cliff tops high above the Atlantic and in the shadow of the Beacon behind you, St Agnes Head was used as a light anti-aircraft artillery range in the Second World War and during the Napoleonic war it was a rifle range; this seemingly remote and peaceful spot has seen its fair share of activity over the years. Nowadays the headland is a much quieter place to visit. The only busyness you'll discover is from the insects buzzing in and out of the gorse and heather.
You can walk past the old look-out station and gaze out over the patchwork carpet of yellow and purple, with the brilliant blue of the sea beyond.
Chapel Porth beach, Wheal Coates old mine works and Trevaunance Cove are all a stone's throw away. Climb up to the top of the Beacon to take them all in and see for miles and miles.
Many National Trust places helped bring the BAFTA award-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside rich in mining and Cornish history.