{"LocationDetails":{"Id":122,"Name":"Portreath \u0026 St Agnes","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Portreath \u0026amp; St Agnes holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePortreath and St Agnes sparkle on North Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s picturesque coast. With charming scenery, surprising histories and diverse surrounding beaches, Portreath \u0026amp; 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. The area remains unspoilt by its popularity and a is beautiful area of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003eThere 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.\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","Alias":"portreath-st-agnes","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364557806.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Chapel Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size:1em;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial;\"\u003eChapel Porth is a secluded National Trust beach, 2 miles to the west of St Agnes. Clear turquoise water and a stunning sandy beach at low tide are flanked by rugged Cornish cliffs. The beach is over-looked by the ruins of a Cornish tin mine, Wheal Coates, a\u0026nbsp;\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\"\u003eWorld Heritage Site\u003c/span\u003e. The beach is best visited at low tide, where a large expanse of white sand appears, stretching all the way to Porthtowan Beach.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003co:p\u003e\u003c/o:p\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size:1em;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial;\"\u003eChapel Porth is a great spot for surfing, and there are two car parks nearby with ample parking, the main one being right at the beach. A lifeguard is provided between May and September, so whether you\u0026rsquo;re hitting the surf or enjoying time with the family you can do it with peace of mind. There is a\u0026nbsp;\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\"\u003ecaf\u0026eacute;\u003c/span\u003e\u0026nbsp;and toilet facilities at the main beach car park\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003co:p\u003e\u003c/o:p\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size:1em;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial;\"\u003ePlease be aware a seasonal dog ban is enforced.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003co:p\u003e\u003c/o:p\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3006,"LocationLongitude":-5.23484,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/05/139983814.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/chapel-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/05/139983814.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthtowan Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003e15 minutes walk from Chapel Porth Beach, Porthtowan is a stunner. It belongs to the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this one\u0026#39;s all about sweeping cliffs, crashing waves and wide sandy beaches. By far one of the most beautiful St Agnes beaches, Porthtowan is hugely popular with holidaymakers and those seeking the surf, especially during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sandy beach is sheltered by cliffs, and there are some great walks along the South West Coast Path in either direction if you feel like stretching your legs. If you head east from the beach you\u0026#39;ll end up in the whitewashed village of St Agnes, and to the west you\u0026#39;ll find yourself in Portreath. It\u0026rsquo;s possible to walk to Chapel Porth when the tide goes out, but check the tide times before trying this.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban at the beach, so if you\u0026#39;re planning a wander along the sand with your best friend you\u0026#39;ll need to wait until the summer\u0026#39;s over - but the scenery looks just as pretty in winter anyway. There\u0026#39;s a spacious car park close to the beach for those who prefer to drive than make their way on foot, and lifeguards keep an eye on beachgoers during high season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2876,"LocationLongitude":-5.24297,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Porthtowan beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/porthtowan-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Porthtowan beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trevellas Porth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTrevellas Porth Beach is found a short distance to the north of St Agnes, and is mainly pebble. One of the interesting features of this St Agnes beach is its surrounding reminders of the area\u0026rsquo;s mining history, as there are several disused mines and engine houses clearly visible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlso, the Blue Hills Tin Streams nearby still streams tin and offers guided tours, so if you find yourself in the mood for a stroll with something to visit, rather than just sand and surf, then Trevellas Porth is best. There\u0026rsquo;s a small car park close to the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTrevellas Beach is one of the more peaceful in the area as it\u0026rsquo;s tucked in the next valley from St Agnes, and if you time a walk through Trevellas Coombe at the right time you can walk to Trevaunance Cove at low tide. There\u0026rsquo;s a fairly small car park close to the beach, and dogs are welcome throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3008,"LocationLongitude":-5.2354,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/trevellas-porth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Portreath Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s something about the beaches of West Cornwall that sets them apart from the others, and that\u0026#39;s certainly the case with this sparkling sandy gem. Portreath Beach is a large sandy beach that\u0026#39;s about a quarter of a mile long, and it\u0026rsquo;s a real favourite with families on St Agnes and Portreath beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe water benefits from the perefct conditions for surfing, and the beachside cafes provide mouthwatering snacks for in between sessions. The beach may be beautiful but it\u0026#39;s part of something special too, it belongs to UNESCO\u0026#39;s World Heritage Site \u0026#39;Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape\u0026#39; and (as you\u0026#39;ll see as soon as you arrive) it\u0026#39;s also part of the Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty\u0026#39;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePortreath Beach is accessible to disabled visitors, and there are some disabled parking spaces to be found in the car park overlooking it too. A seasonal dog ban is enforced between May and September, so please check the dates and times if you\u0026rsquo;re planning a dog friendly beach holiday in Portreath.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2877,"LocationLongitude":-5.24306,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/08/41 Chynance20090401_059.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/portreath-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/08/41 Chynance20090401_059.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Carn Brea Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAlthough strictly speaking Carn Brea Castle is now a restaurant, the fact that it\u0026rsquo;s housed within a genuine medieval castle makes this a St Agnes attraction in its own right. Set on top of a hill close to Redruth, Carn Brea Castle dates back to 1379, and this twin towered stone fortress makes a dramatic site as it looms over its Cornish ridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough originally created as a chapel, the years have seen extensive work and changes to the castle and today it looks more like a folly. The restaurant is suitable for the whole family, but the candlelit evening sittings make it a great location for a romantic treat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll receive a warm welcome from the Jordanian owners that will make any struggles finding the restaurant a distant memory. Speaking of finding the castle \u0026ndash; head to Carnkie and make your way along the dirt track (well, how many times in life are you going to drive along a dirt track to reach a castle?) until the road forks. When you see the fork make sure that you turn left. You\u0026rsquo;ll soon see the restaurant and you can park right outside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2225,"LocationLongitude":-5.24484,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/ST AGNES.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/carn-brea-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/ST AGNES.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cornish Cyder Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMany visitors to Cornwall are keen to sample the county\u0026rsquo;s famous Scrumpy, and this makes Healey\u0026rsquo;s Cornish Cyder Farm near Truro the perfect attraction in St Agnes. Better yet, there are three things it\u0026rsquo;s always welcome to hear are free \u0026ndash; and that\u0026rsquo;s parking, cider tasting and admission \u0026ndash; and Healey\u0026rsquo;s has them all. This working Cyder farm still produces over 40 mouth-watering products and visitors are free to wander the farm and see how it all happens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eProducts include traditional Scrumpys, ciders, wines, jams, spirits and much more, and the guided tours enable you to sneak you behind the scenes as they\u0026rsquo;re created so that you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing.Surrounded by orchards, this working attraction puts more than 25 years of experience and a whole lot of imagination into everything it produces and the shop means visitors can stock up before they leave.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a visit as a family, come and visit the resident farm animals while you\u0026rsquo;re here, and children love to take a tractor ride through the orchards. Healey\u0026rsquo;s Cornish Cyder Farm is a friendly attraction that teaches its visitors about where it started from, what it produces \u0026ndash; there\u0026rsquo;s even a unique collection of historic apple presses.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3121,"LocationLongitude":-5.13326,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/cider2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/cornish-cyder-farm","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/cider2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Blue Hills Tin Streams","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePerranporth was once a mining village, and \u003ca href=\"http://www.bluehillstin.com/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Blue Hills Tin Streams\"\u003eBlue Hills Tin Streams\u003c/a\u003e is the perfect Perranporth family attraction to discover more about life with the mines. Blue Hills Tin Streams is the last working mine in Cornwall, and a chance to take home some unique Cornish tin jewellery and gifts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLife in Cornwall was always connected to mining, and although you\u0026rsquo;ll see many disused mines throughout the county this is one of few that is still open to enter and have a look around. Because the mining of tin is a renewable source, it\u0026rsquo;s been carried out in Cornwall for thousands of years, so there\u0026rsquo;s a long history to walk at the Blue Hills Tin Streams.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBlue Hills Tin Streams is not only a St Agnes family attraction, but it also remains a working Cornish tin mine. Set in a valley just outside St Agnes, the mine sits in an area that has produced tin for centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis St Agnes attraction is open to visitors between March and October and transforms rock into metal on the site. Not only can visitors explore the mine and gain an insight into how the transformation comes about, but they can also buy a unique gift or item of jewellery created from Blue Hills tin.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.32,"LocationLongitude":-5.19198,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/whealcoates.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/blue-hills-tin-streams","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/whealcoates.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Newquay to St Agnes","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a Cornwall hike during your visit then it\u0026rsquo;s almost obligatory to tackle a section of the South West Coast Path as you go. The stretch between Newquay and St Agnes has views aplenty, some fantastic beaches and even a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Pick up the path from Newquay just above the harbour and look out for the old Huer\u0026rsquo;s Hut at Towan Head. This unassuming hut was once crucial to the town\u0026rsquo;s fishing trade, as the Huer would watch for pilchards and alert the fisherman below. Now that\u0026rsquo;s a fact that\u0026rsquo;ll impress your fellow hikers if casually mentioned as you pass...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you walk on from Towan Head you\u0026rsquo;ll reach a beach you\u0026rsquo;ll recognise from many a postcard \u0026ndash; Fistral. This long, straight beach is the home of British surfing, and the summer sees it crammed with surfers keen to try and ride the infamous waves of the Cribbar. Some of the local surfers have ridden waves with faces of up to 40 foot on a good day, so its place in the sporting history books is well deserved. Follow the path as it climbs the cliffs at the southern end of the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll walk over the headland before making your way down to the River Gannel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe river divides Newquay and Cantock, and in the summer you can take a ferry across to the history parish. Crantock can be traced right back to the year 460 AD, and its dune-backed sandy beach\u0026nbsp; makes a lovely spot to sit and rest during your day on foot.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4177,"LocationLongitude":-5.07163,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/amaia/2014/04/View_from_gardens_02.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/walking-newquay-to-st-agnes","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/amaia/2014/04/View_from_gardens_02.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wellbeing Spa","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHow long have you been promising yourself you\u0026rsquo;ll book some time out and enjoy a spot of pampering? Well if you\u0026rsquo;re ever going to do it it\u0026rsquo;ll be during a holiday in Cornwall, so why not pop into the Wellbeing Spa in Portreath and let them work their magic? Visitors are welcome to visit the spa for a day and indulge in the unwinding treatments for a few hours. You\u0026rsquo;ll be left to sit and enjoy the relaxation room for awhile before your treatment, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be feeling your cares slip away even before the therapists have started.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a philosophy that focuses on the link between the mind and the body, and a range of products inspired by marine nature the Wellbeing Spa is all about helping you to rebalance and rediscover your energy. Treatments are available for both men and women, so don\u0026rsquo;t be shy about booking as a couple \u0026ndash; but make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHot stone therapy is available at the spa, and if it\u0026rsquo;s one of those things you\u0026rsquo;ve always been curious to try then your holiday might just be the time to take the plunge. Aside from all the usual treatments, the Wellbeing Spa also offer beauty options, so if you need a quick wax, lash or brow tint or your nails restored to tip top condition then you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy it all at the hands of the professionals when you arrive in Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2583,"LocationLongitude":-5.28956,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/Pool.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/wellbeing-spa","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/Pool.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Agnes Bolster Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe St Agnes Giant Bolster Festival has it all, a family event that\u0026rsquo;s been tradition for years and years, a local legend that started it all and lots of good humour. Where else could you see a huge giant floating its way through a village as the local children run ahead?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRumour has it that Bolster the giant once lived in the St Agnes hills, wreaking fear and havoc amongst the villagers. The giant was finally beaten by his love for Agnes, a local girl, who tricked him to his demise, and the event celebrates the end of the legendary giant\u0026rsquo;s tyranny! The Bolster Pageant always takes place on the Sunday before May Day and includes drummers, a parade through the streets and a confrontation with the giant himself.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis unique event is always all the more memorable thanks to its setting high above Chapel Porth, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to experience the mythical side of Cornwall that\u0026rsquo;s still very much a part of life. The children shriek as the giant slowly looms into view, the mayor begins to shiver with fear and the sound of drums booms around the landscape...it\u0026rsquo;s hard to describe this event if you haven\u0026rsquo;t been to it yet so we\u0026rsquo;ll just say it\u0026rsquo;s a must-see \u0026ndash; and everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3125,"LocationLongitude":-5.20341,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/st-agnes-bolster-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Agnes Beacon Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSt Agnes is a pretty fishing village close to Perranporth, and some of the best Perranporth walks take in this nearby resort. The St Agnes Heritage Trail is made up of ten picturesque walks around the village, and a great example is St Agnes Beacon Walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk passes the Beacon summit, Wheal Coates mine, St Agnes Head, Bawden Rocks and Trevaunance Cove. St Agnes Beacon was once used to display warning fires for the village in times of trouble. Although no longer used as a beacon, it\u0026rsquo;s still the best vantage point for views around St Agnes, and on a clear day you can see all the way to St Austell!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3207,"LocationLongitude":-5.20388,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/ST AGNES.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/st-agnes-beacon-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/ST AGNES.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Perranporth to Portreath","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSlip away from the lively seaside town of Perranporth for a day and discover the historic landmarks on the route that connects it to Portreath. This trail follows a landscape once crucial to coastal mining, and as you wander the cliff top walk you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy unbeatable views of the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll see many a relic from the area\u0026rsquo;s mining past as you make your way along this 12 mile route, as well as some stunning geology too. Look for the coloured mineral stripes in the rocks around Cligga Head and if you cast your gaze down to the beach below them you\u0026rsquo;ll see copper staining.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something for the animal lovers amongst you too, as if you keep your eyes peeled around Newdowns Head you\u0026rsquo;re likely to spot the odd seal. The walk ends in the pretty fishing port of Portreath, and it can be a challenging route as there are lots of ups and downs. 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This is an interesting walk that takes in sweeping views of the cove and offers an insight into Cornwall\u0026#39;s past along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFollow the path upwards to get started, please take care to stay on the path and keep dogs close as there are still capped mineshafts hidden in the surrounding gorse. Make sure you get a look at the remains of a harbour as you meet the road at Jubilee Terrace. 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Pick up the South West Coast Path close to Perranporth Beach and follow the path up towards Shag Rock. One of the best points of interest on this section of the Coast Path is that it passes many or Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s former mines.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the shafts are covered with wire but take care just in case. You\u0026rsquo;ll also see former mining buildings, not standing in melancholy silence, and the various colours of the minerals in the rocks along the way! 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Just to the west of the village, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the Towanroath pumping engine house, which dates back to 1972. The engine house even appears in the hit BBC series.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe engine house pumped water from 600 feet below the ground to the Wheal Coates Copper and Tin Mine, and the grilled shaft can still be seen to this day. This landscape is dotted with leftover buildings from this chapter in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s history, and they make for a unique walk. 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This traditional pub is situated right on the beautiful Trevaunance cove, a popular pebbly beach found beneath St Agnes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSomething you\u0026rsquo;ll soon learn in Cornwall is that there\u0026rsquo;s rarely an unusual name without a story behind it, and this one\u0026rsquo;s no different. The name of the pub comes from the spars \u0026ndash; or beams \u0026ndash; that were taken from local shipwrecks and used to support the building when it was constructed in the 1650s. Originally a warehouse used by the tin mining industry, there\u0026rsquo;s more history throughout the building than you\u0026rsquo;ll have time to learn in one visit \u0026ndash; but the character and the views make it a real find.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are welcome everywhere except in the pub\u0026rsquo;s restaurant area, and thanks to regular events throughout the year Driftwood Spars has a place in the heart of the community. 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This weekend is dedicated to celebrating everything we love about spending time outside, in the one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful spots, and it\u0026rsquo;s also a great way to try something different that you\u0026rsquo;ll remember for a long time to come.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe programme\u0026rsquo;s always packed with ways to enjoy the area\u0026rsquo;s landscape, and it includes everything from scenic walks to wild food foraging, rock-pooling and even a spot of opera on a cliff side! Regular events at the festival also include sculpture workshops using sea trash, stargazing on the beacon and campfire cookery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are bike tours throughout the weekend too, as well as a Cornish Language Heritage Walk for those of you keen to learn all about the region\u0026rsquo;s language and how it\u0026rsquo;s connected to St Agnes. 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This is your chance to traipse the very clifftops that Ross Poldark spend Sunday evenings stomping and galloping through throughout the series. The walk starts in Porthtowan and winds its way up to the beautiful Chapel Porth, following the coast path and passing what remains of the Wheal Charlotte engine house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe engine house sits surrounded by mining relics from the days when the hills teemed with activity, and it makes this walk a touching one as well as a great way to experience panoramic sea views from high above the sea. 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