Trevellas Porth lies just to the northeast of Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes on the North Cornwall coast. Tucked away just up the coast, Trevellas Porth is quieter than Trevaunance Cove and is popular with local fishermen and snorkelers.
The beach is largely rocky with some sand at low tide. It sits in a valley known as Trevellas Combe or more commonly as 'Blue Hills'. There are many scenic cliff path walks around the area, southwest towards Porthtowan passing Trevaunance Cove, Newdowns Head, St. Agnes Head and Chapel Porth beach, or northeast over Cross Combe towards Hanover Cove, Cligga Head and Perranporth.
Due to its rocky nature, Trevellas Porth beach, named after the 14th century landowners of the area, the Trevelles family, is not really recommended for swimming.
The whole area around Trevellas and St. Agnes was a mining area for hundreds of years as indicated by the remaining chimneys and engine houses dotting the landscape.
The name 'Blue Hills' comes from the bluish slate found here. It is better known in motor cycling circles as the site of the Blue Hills Section of the Land's End Trial which has been in existence since early in the 20th century.
All the action takes place on the Saturday afternoon of the Easter weekend, there is always a huge crowd and a wonderful atmosphere.
Eighteenth century portrait artist John Opie was born at Trevellas on 16th May 1761.
There is a small parking area here, but Trevellas Porth, in our opinion, is best visited by parking in Trevaunance Cove and walking up the hill behind the Driftwood Spars Inn.
Please note the path between the coves is quite rocky and uneven and may not be suitable for children or the infirm.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes
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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: