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 John Lewis eco mattress.
Fabulous coastal walks within easy reach of the cottage; this is looking from the cliffs nearby towards Chapel Porth.
A 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

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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.

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

August 2020

Perfect Cornish beach

Schooners for take out dinner on the beach! Fabulous!

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.

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

September 2019

Local Walk

Great clean fresh air, lovely walking along the coastal paths

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

August 2020

Perfect local village

Has everything you could need, great Pop up Thai restaurant on beach road (wed and sat) pizzeria very good. Everything is in walking distance. Bakery is amazing - don’t miss out on the sausage rolls! Beach is fab for surfing, belly boarding, rock pooling! Highly recommend this little chill out zone!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

St Agnes - proper community village

St Agnes Hotel - great pub with good ales.
Local Butcher and 2 veg shops along with 2 small convenience stores.
Local Pizza place - is seriously good. Handmade and made while you wait. Top gasto quality.
Local buses will get you out and about - just check the times.
Miners and Mechanics Institute - have lots of local things going on.
St Agnes Brass Band - always worth a listen to if they are playing.


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

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

September 2019

Taste Restaurant

Always book in advance. Nice staff and lovely food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Tyler May 2019

Highly recommended

A very good small personal restaurant with lovely staff and excellent menu. Definitely need to book as very popular.


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

Mrs Thomas 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!

The Hidden Hut (14 miles)

A beach cafe in the most rustic sense - a beachside shed with some outdoor seating. It is a National Trust-owned hut, but run by a local couple who provide 'Feast Nights' - now made famous by their appearance on ITV's 'Cornwall with Caroline Quentin'. You need to buy tickets, but the hut is generally open to everyone, except during the winter, so check times on their Web site.

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

Mrs Scott October 2020

Hidden

What a surprise . Very popular so be prepared to queue but you can enjoy the view of Porthcurnick beach and headland.
Excellent customer service.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Stewart September 2020

Very interesting

Worth a little walk.
Very enterprising!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gaunt November 2019

A little gem

What a wonderful beachside find. It is super popular now so expect to queue, but it's is completely worth it with exceptional food, and a great beachside location. You won't regret a day out here. Check the website for opening times/days.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gannon September 2019

Great food overlooking the beach

Not just another beach front cafe. This place is possibly the best beach cafe/restaurant going. Great food and atmosphere. Really hits the spot. You will not be disappointed and worth the effort.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Mrs Jarvis

Really fantastic food, great service (despite the length of the queue). You must visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Professor Elton June 2019

Perfect situation and great food

If you didn’t already know it, this a now a justly famous spit just above a lovely Cornish beach.
Splendid food - some fusion inspired and some more typical local Cornish. Great atmosphere. Also they have now a great Hidden Hut cookbook. Such a happy mix of photos and recipes!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

lush nosh

definitely recommend for a yummy beachside lunch


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Being relatively local to the area, we felt it was time to see if this often-mentioned beach cafe lived up to it's reputation....and it did! On a sunny August Sunday, the beach was busy and so was the Hidden Hut. Be prepared to queue - for quite a while - but once you've selected which of the mouthwatering options to go for, you've plenty of choice of places to sit and enjoy the really well cooked food and the amazing location. No doubt this will be the first of many visits to come!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2016

Wonderful location

Perfect for coffee and cake, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Geoff and Rebecca November 2016

Stunning place for a delicious lunch! Pricey but great quality. Locally sourced and freshly made. Busy on Bank holidays but worth the queue. Soups are always fabulous as are the pasties, pulled pork baps and sausage rolls. We were lucky enough to get tickets for a feast night once and it was a most memorable and special event. Check out their Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/thehiddenhut/

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

Mrs Andrews October 2020

Fantastic wild beach

The beach is wild and windswept with amazing light and waves rolling in from the Atlantic, a wonderful experience. The cafe food is excellent, particularly the beef sandwiches. We couldn’t understand why the toilets at the cafe were closed and the nearest public loos were a 15 minute uphill walk against the wind, what a shame!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Goodrum September 2020

Mrs Goodrum

After seal watching we stopped here for a beef sandwich for lunch - absolutely delicious! We did have to wait a bit but as we’re in the COVID era with things taking longer that can be forgiven. Will definitely return.


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!!

Trebah Garden (15 miles)

Family and dog-friendly, Trebah covers 26 acres, converting a small corner of Cornwall into a sub-tropical paradise. Located above the Helford River, every inch of Trebah is covered by lush vegetation, with 100-year old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias kicking off the season with an explosion of colour.

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

Mrs Woodford September 2020

A disabled persons opinion

I was really looking forward to visiting Trebah but was really disappointed, I was only able to go out of the reception building in my wheelchair when I was faced with the most sever decline and was told that it was like that all the way. It was very unsafe for me to go any further, so had to turn round and go out of the gardens


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sophie Dales August 2020

Beautiful gardens and beach

Well worth a visit. Really incredibly, calming gardens with excellent covid measures in place to feel safe. The private beach is just lovely, worth the short queue to get in (controlled by a traffic light system to ensure not too many people are on it are time). Nice cafe with gluten free options. A very good day out, would highly recommend.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr and Mrs Clark May 2020

Best gardens to visit in the area

If you like to visit gardens then this is one of the very best in the area. We prefer it to the nearby Glendurgan gardens, though Glendurgan is run by the National Trust so you can get in for free if you are a member.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019

LES CALDER

Excellent lovely gardens which as NT members (although Trebah is privately owned)
out of high season, can be viewed for very reasonable cost.
Best more natural gardens in the area in my view.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Wonderful Gardens leading down to a lovely beach.

These gardens are truly fascinating and beautiful. We loved that the dog was welcome even in the cafe and the food and drink were all really good, healthy, well prepared and delicious.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Impressive gardens and picturesque beach

Beautiful gardens. Very pleasant staff and good food. The private beach was very picturesque. Would recommend.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs D September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs McCauley-Tinniswood July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gibb June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haines May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Chetwode December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bradford September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bowry June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Wallwork August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Nicholas August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking

Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

Chapel Porth (1 ¼ miles)

Located in an area rich with history, the old buildings and mines dotted around Chapel Porth are a reminder of its past. Encompassed by wild, rugged scenery, the beach itself varies hugely depending on the tides. Whilst huge tracts of sand are revealed at low tide, at high tide the sea returns to leave only a small strip of stone and shingle. Chapel Porth Beach is lifeguarded in summer and a seasonal dog ban applies. There is a National Trust cafe and toilets.

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.

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