Portreath & St Agnes Holiday Cottages
Did you know...the St Agnes Bolster Pageant celebrates mythical giant, Bolster?
Portreath and St Agnes sparkle on North Cornwall’s picturesque coast. With charming scenery, surprising histories and diverse surrounding beaches, Portreath & St Agnes holidays are perfect for the whole family, as well as those who wish to bring their pets. St Agnes is a traditional former mining village, with a thriving tourism trade and friendly community. Holidays in Portreath, close to Redruth, are perfect for family time by the sea. The resort remains unspoilt by its popularity and a is beautiful area of Cornwall.
- The coastal path between St Agnes and Portreath is seven miles long
- St Agnes has four beaches
- St Agnes still produces tin, and has the last Cornish tin mine
Portreath & St Agnes Tourist Information
The St Agnes Bolster Pageant is held every April and May, and includes various activities and fun days for the whole family, so early St Agnes holidays offer the chance to experience this traditional celebration. St Agnes Carnival Week runs from the first Saturday in August with a procession that attracts crowds from miles.
There is also plenty to see and do in Portreath, including some unusual cycle paths along the former tram lines. Keen cyclists can follow the trail from Portreath all the way to Devoran in South Cornwall. There are also a range of scenic walks in the area, as well as excellent leisure and sports facilities.
Beach Holidays in Portreath & St Agnes
Tucked within a rugged Cornish valley, Portreath beach is sandy with some shingle. Favoured with visitors for its sheltered position, the sands are perfect for family beach holidays in Portreath. For those who prefer surfing and body boarding, The Vortex at Portreath certainly lives up to its name! Portreath beach has all expected facilities, a summer lifeguarding service, and a lost child service – everything you could need for a day on the sand!
For those on holidays in St Agnes, the area boasts four unique beaches, each with something slightly different to offer. Chapel Porth, two miles from St Agnes, stretches all the way to Porthtowan beach at low tide and is easy to access. The surf here can be spectacular when the conditions are at their best.
A great alternative for family-friendly Portreath and St Agnes holidays is Trevaunance Cove. Children will love investigating the nearby harbour and caves, and low tide offers the opportunity to walk to Trevellas Porth beach. Nearby Trevaunance Point is great for fishing at high tide. Trevaunance Cove surf is calmer than its neighbouring beaches.
With rolling white horses and fluffy dunes, beautiful Porthtowan offers some of the UK’s finest surf. With white sands and all of the usual amenities close by, Porthtowan is an idyllic spot to get away from it all. Extremely popular for snorkelers and fishermen, Trevellas Porth is a pebbly beach with strong currents.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Portreath & St Agnes
Dog friendly holidays in Portreath and St Agnes couldn’t be more convenient, as the rugged beaches between them just beg to be explored by your four-legged friend. Blue Chip Holidays’ self-catering holiday cottages in both St Agnes and Portreath include dog friendly options, so your family pet can join in the fun too!
Trevellas Porth and Trevauance Cove beaches both welcome dogs throughout the whole year, although they must be kept on leads on the latter during July and August. Dogs are welcome to explore Portreath Beach between October and April, but a ban is enforced between Easter and October. Chapel Porth and Porthtowan Beach both enforce dog bans between Easter and September. There is a vet in St Agnes, should your dog have any urgent needs during your stay.