The exterior of Beacon Top Bottom with the Beacon in the background.
The first floor open plan living-room, snug and cosy whatever the weather.
Views towards St Agnes Beacon from the kitchen area.
The ground floor bedroom has a gorgeous antique double bed frame with a memory foam mattress.
Fabulous coastal walks within easy reach of the cottage; this is looking from the cliffs nearby towards Chapel Porth.
A lovely private sheltered courtyard for morning coffee and evening drinks.
Looking out to the enclosed courtyard from the bedroom.
The en suite shower-room is just off the bedroom.
A walk-in shower with under-floor heating.
The open plan living-room is full of handmade furnishings and wonderful artwork.
There are wonderful far reaching views from the living-room windows.
This little wood-burner will keep you snug and cosy.
All around the cottage there are delightful little touches.
The views stretch for miles (even on damp misty days!).
The cottage is full of the Owner's beautiful artwork.
Steps access the cottage and the adjoining footpath leads up to the top of the Beacon.
Vintage furniture mixes happily with handmade units.
A cosy corner for leisurely meals.
Everything is provided for basic cooking.
Lovely individual touches everywhere you look.
The first field on the footpath reveals the spectacular north Cornish coast.
The Owner sells her artwork locally...you'll be tempted to take some home as a lovely memento.
The mural on the staircase wall shows the footpath around the Beacon to St Agnes.
Nearby Chapel Porth beach at low tide with iconic mine buildings perched on the cliffs above.
Looking from Chapel Porth towards Porthtowan at a very low tide.
Porthtowan beach is just three miles away.

Beacon Top Bottom

2523

St Agnes / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

7 Nights from £317 - £640

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Railway (½ mile)

This welcoming pub offers a warm welcome to all - assisted by a wood burning stove in the winter months! They have many special deals throughout the week if you are planning to eat out - check their website for more information.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harding October 2014

Middle town situated pub

We drank in here almost every night,they have sky sports so it can get busy,dogs are allowed in,they have a good selection of ales and beers,plenty of rear parking,meals are excellent and the bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Nearest beach

Trevaunance Cove (1 mile)

St Agnes’ pride and joy, Trevaunance Cove boasts the dramatic aesthetics typical of Cornwall’s north coast. Soaring cliffs and golden sands are complemented by a labyrinth of caves and the almighty Atlantic lapping at its shores. Popular amongst families and sport-lovers alike, Trevaunance Cove is not one to forget.

Nearest walk

The Coastal Path around St Agnes Head (½ mile)

This stunning walk will take you along the coastal path around St Agnes Head. En-route you will pass Wheal Coates Engine House and then climb up the Beacon for a panoramic view from St Ives to Newquay.

Nearest town

St Agnes (¾ mile)

St Agnes lies in the heart of Cornwall’s mining heritage; all along the coast here you’ll see old mining engine houses rising from the cliffs. The steep and narrow streets here are lined with almost unbearably quaint, higgledy-piggledy cottages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Beautiful little town.

A beautiful town with very friendly people, great fish and chips and perfect location for accessing the nearby beach.
Especially recommend the lovely ladies in the flower shop.

Also nearby

Camerons Cakes (¼ mile)

Gillian sells her homemade cakes daily from an honesty stall outside the entrance to the farm. You can either choose from what's on offer or ring in advance to order cakes for special occasions. People travel from miles around to sample these delights and we are sure you won't be disappointed!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harding October 2014

Hidden gem

We had previously been here and bought cakes from the honesty stall,loved them and their prices too.This time we ordered 3 chocolate fudge cakes and they were baked to perfection when we collected them at the end of the week.I can't stress that this place is worth a visit.....you wont be dissapointed when you find it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Hudson April 2013

Yum Yum Tum!

Is Cameron Cakes worth a visit? You betcha! Absolutely delicious cakes and fudge from this fab stall - never has a sign been more welcome - CAKE it says. "cake?!?" we cry, almost crashing the landrover. Fruit cake, (I don't even like fruit cake but this is beautiful), Apple cake , Coffee and Walnut cake, Banana cake - all of them just gorgeous. We went back twice for more. The fudge is also delicious, dark or white chocolate with raspberries were on offer when I was there - I bought most of it to take home - and in a fit of generosity even ... *gasp*... gave some of it to other people! At time of writing I am down to my last piece ... *single tear*. Also now I'm home local cake is not living up to my suddenly high standards. Yum Yum Tum as my niece would say.

Taste Restaurant (½ mile)

This light and airy bistro style restaurant offers delightful menus using the finest local produce. Whether it's a light lunch, evening meal or Sunday roast you are seeking, they are sure not to disappoint!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Sinfield May 2015

We had an excellent meal at Taste, with good service and a varied (mainly seafood) menu.The price was reasonable for the quality of food received and there was a nice ambience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lisa September 2014

Hidden Treasure

This delightful little restaurant is a gem, we were really warmly welcomed in by the very attentive waitress. It only seats around 25 people, which adds to its appeal for me, it's beautifully decorated in a contemporary style. We called in for lunch - and were not disappointed with the freshly made crab sandwiches we indulged in! I would definitely visit again - maybe next time for dinner, the menu sounded lovely and all the food that was brought out looked fabulous, very reasonably priced too! Be sure to make a booking as my guess is they get quite busy!

Chapel Porth (1 ¼ miles)

Chapel Porth beach near St Agnes is very picturesque with ruins of engine houses, but it can get busy in summer and there are only rocks at high tide, so choose the timing of your visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn July 2013

All good!

Great walks start from here, stunning stretches of the coast path in both directions or choose to follow the meandering valleys in-land. Evidence of the area's mining heritage abounds. Enjoy a speciality hedgehog ice-cream (or late breakfast special) at the National Trust cafe on the beach!
The NT carpark can get full on hot days in the summer, but look out for additional parking (and homemade cakes for sale) in the field at the top of the road.
If sea (or wind) conditions are too rough here, head for shelter at the nearby Trevauncance Cove.
RNLI lifeguards during the summer months (10am to 6pm).
Dog ban (on beach only) - Easter Day to 1st October.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Hudson March 2013

Highs and Lows

I LOVE Chapel Porth. My favourite beach in this area of Cornwall. High tide - watch the waves crash in; low tide great long walks with caves to explore. I went there in sun, rain and sleet and couldn't have been happier. One visit there were icicles on the cave walls, sunshine and blue sky all at once.
The NT car park at the beach has a cafe which is open Fri/Sat/Sun during winter season and presumably more often in summer. Also there are loos open when cafe is running.
There is a homemade cake stall at Cameron Farm on Beacon Drive just up the road and an absolute must if you like cake! I bribed my boyfriend to go back to Chapel Porth on the way home , (even tho it meant going the wrong way!) with a promise of more cake. They also have home-made fudge which is yummy. For those of you who don't like cake and fudge {who are you people?! * apologies to diabetics*} they also sell eggs.

Godrevy Cafe (9 ¼ miles)

Chilled out cafe in amongst the dunes at Godrevy Lighthouse National Trust car park. Bright and breezy with great views across the bay to St Ives from the deck and big plates of really fresh, imaginative food - try the Mediterranean mezze.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2017

Situated on the headland at the end of the huge Hayle/Gwithian Beach. National Trust owned and offers excellent food. Seating is both indoors and outdoors and justifiably popular. Open during the day and also some evenings.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Donlon November 2016

Great breakfasts and so close to the seals

Lovely breakfasts (full Cornish is massive, honestly it'll keep you going the entire day) and surprisingly good coffee which i didn't expect. Best of it is, it's just a few minutes walk from the seal colony which we visited three times during our stay locally to see their antics at different tide times (best to see them as the tide is going out as they come ashore to rest so there's lots of activity then).


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Molyneux October 2012

Outstanding food, drink and view

Our favourite beach cafe in Cornwall. Great food, particularly in the evenings when you can sit upstairs with a view of the beach and watch the sunset (really family friendly - they always spoil our kids). For lunch the wraps are brilliant (Mexican and vegetarian are particularly good) - we get them takeaway and eat them on the beach when body boarding.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cornish September 2011

Lovely on a sunny day

Great place to stop if you're on a trek to refill your energy levels with local cakes and decent coffee.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Walton September 2011

Breakfast

Its become a 'tradition' for us now to have our final days breakfast at Godrevy Cafe. If you leave on a Saturday you are going to wait, but its worth it. Excellent, wholesome ingredients cooked perfectly and no skimping on portions either. There is so much more that the usual 'full english' - but this is sooooooo nice! Excellent location off the beaten track.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Yummy!

Also does excellent cream teas which you can justify eating if you've just returned from a long walk (but don't try going for a walk after eating one!). Can get very crowded and service can take a while, but the food is worth the wait.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Mrs Jewell

Fab! The food is freshly cooked and very tasty. The large hot chocolate is especially good after a long coastal walk. The cakes are again home cooked and huge! The ice cream is a treat after a day on the beach. Well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Another mention for the breakfast!

It's been mentioned before but who cares. I can confirm that the breakfast IS simply divine. Don't look for a healthy option (have that at home), give yourself a real treat and go for the full English. I'm still dreaming of it :-)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

Great location - call in here for a full English breakfast - it is to die for - get your day off to a fantastic start. Then walk it off either along the beautiful sandy beach or climb the cliff path to the top and watch the seals in the little secluded cove. A real treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

The largest mug of hot chocolate ever! Lovely freshly cooked food and huge cake portions - a must stop if you are visiting Gwithian.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn July 2008

Lovely lunches, great for a cake and a big mug of coffee!!

Perranporth Beach (3 ¾ miles)

Perranporth is a large, sandy beach, over two miles long, with good surfing conditions. The beach is backed by extensive sand dunes and a nice walk can be found through the dunes to St Piran's Cross and the ruins of St Piran's Oratory. It's also on the South West Coast Path.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Huddleston June 2015

Family Beach

Lovely beach, if you walk a bit further round its less busy and loads of room for the kids to run around. The only problem we occurred was some people not controlling their dogs, mind the majority were well behaved.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A good sandy beach and great for body boarding. Has all the amenities and we were able to hire wetsuits and body boards which was very handy.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Superb Beach

This beach s a wonderful place for all ages. Kids have lots of beach to run and play , adults will love the surf and there is also a volley ball court. The Watering Hole is a must for good food and drink and is right on the beach! Thoroughly recommend it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Family Beach

Great Beach. Good access. Kids loved it.Ended the day with Nacho's and beers at The Watering Hole


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Golden sands

Beautiful beach. Wide open spaces. Perfect for walking, horse riding and watching watersports.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Amazing Beach!

This beach and the surrounding area are great! If you don't fancy getting your feet covered in sand then the benches and grass areas overlooking the beach are great to sit and have a picnic. Would definitely recommend a visit!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn April 2009

Superb for the Family

This is a great beach the whole family can enjoy. Three miles of sand. Great for surfing, sandcastle building, lifeguarded swimming areas and easy access to nearby facilities including plenty of places to hire or buy a wetsuit. Can get crowded on sunny days in the summer.
On windy days the nearby Trevaunance Cove (South) or Holywell (North) can often be more sheltered.
Dogs can be walked on the beach here year round.
Nudists from Army Camp lurk at the far North End.

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