Perranporth & St Agnes

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Perranporth has several miles of soft sandy beach. This beach is regularly used by surfers and kite surfers. The name Perranporth is derived from St Piran – one of the patron saints of Cornwall. Perranporth is a popular destination for tourists and, in particular, families.

Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay has a lovely sandy beach backed by sand dunes. There are lots of rock pools to explore and a stream runs through the beach.

The large twin rocks just off the coast that can be seen from Holywell Bay are called Gull Rocks.

Sea Fishing in Perranporth area

This area provides excellent bass beaches and all species of flatfish. In the autumn you will also catch codling and whiting in this area.

Festivals and Regattas in Perranporth area

Recommended Accommodation in Perranporth area

Sea Spray – a boutique agency specialising in holiday lettings in Cornwall –

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St Agnes

St Agnes is a large village on the north coast. St Agnes has a choice of beaches. Trevaunance Cove is a great beach for rock pooling while Trevellas Porth is quiet and secluded and popular amongst local fishermen. A third beach, Chapel Porth, is now owned by the National Trust.

Trevaunance Cove

Chapel Porth

Trevellas Porth

Sea Fishing in St Agnes

As with Perranporth, St Agnes provides good sport with bass fishing.

Festivals and Regattas in St Agnes

St Agnes Bolster Festival
St Agnes Victorian Street Fayre

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Porthowan has a very large sandy beach with is great for surfing. The engine house standing on the cliff serves as a reminder of Porthtowan’s history is as a mining village. Tourism was first discovered when Porthtowan became a popular Victorian seaside resort.


The fishing port of Portreath is built around the harbour. There is a lovely sandy beach to the west of the harbour. In the 19th century Portreath was a very important and busy port from where copper ore was shipped to Wales and coal imported to run the steam engines for the mines.

Godrevy Point

At low tide Godrevy Beach is a lovely sandy beach but this practically disappears at high tide. The beach is a good destination for surfing and kite surfing.

Godrevy lighthouse can be seen from the beach. The lighthouse is built on a rocky island just off the mainland.

Sea Fishing in Porthtowan area

If you fish off the beach at Porthowan you should catch bass and flatfish. The rocks around this area produce large pollack, wrasse, congor eel, dogfish, mackerel and the odd gurnard.

Festivals and Regattas in Porthtowan area

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