Trevaunance Cove is the main beach for the village of St. Agnes on the North Cornwall Coast. North-facing the beach is a mixture of sand backed with a little shingle. To the east of the cove lies a rock platform that stretches into the neighbouring cove of Trevellas Porth.
The area is rich in the mining history of Cornwall with mine engine houses dotted all along the cliffs above the beach. A short walk on the cliff path past the 'Driftwood Spars' leads up to the view-point above Trevaunance, Cross Coombe and Trevellas Porth.
The cove is very popular with surfers as well as families and can become very busy in high season. There are a number of car parks around St. Agnes but to ensure a space it is wise to arrive early. The village has all the usual amenities and facilities with refreshments and toilets at the back of the cove. There are some spectacular walks above the cove in both directions, although care should be taken on the rocky paths.
Lifeguards patrol the beach in summer and bathing is possible when so advised by the flag system employed by the lifeguards. Signs indicate the danger of sitting directly below the cliffs, due to the possibility of falling rocks, as well as the risk of strong undercurrents offshore.
Dogs are permitted on Trevaunance Cove all year round but as a courtesy to other beach users, should be kept on a close lead during the summer months.
OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: