St Agnes really is a beautiful vibrant village, rich in history with a thriving local community - click on the button below to visit the St Agnes website to find out more about what's going on.
In our opinion the village has a genuine soul - very difficult to find in the average seaside holiday destination.
It is set on the North coast, surrounded by some of Cornwall’s most stunning landscapes and coastline. The St Agnes Beacon rises up behind the village and from the cliffs you can see up to and past Perran Sands and down to St Ives, one of the many breathtaking views to be seen amongst a multitude of rambling routes.
Glas House is a mere five minute walk from Trevaunance Cove, the nearest beach, and there are plenty of other nearby beaches boasting golden sands, great surf, craggy coastlines and tidal rock pools.
Chapel Porth beach is a 5 minute drive away and Porthtowan beach a 10 minute drive.
All local beaches are patrolled by lifeguards from Easter to October and have great facilities including beach bars, cafes, restaurants, canoeing and surfboard lessons and hire. There are several excellent pubs often playing live music and some interesting galleries, perfect for the art hunter.
Glas House itself is ideally located
- 500 yards downhill to Trevaunance Cove beach, Driftwood Spars pub and Schooners beach front bar/restaurant
- 400 yards from South West Coastal path
- 10 minute walk to St Agnes village – bakery, butchers, greengrocers, convenience stores, arts & crafts and jewellery shops, Aggies surf shop (famous for Beach Beat boards), pubs, restaurants
For dog owners, the coastal path is 400 yards away and you can walk in both directions through the heather and gorse (for literally miles and miles), with benches and grassy flat areas along each route. Much closer to home the walk up to the village from Wheal Friendly lane itself also gives your dog a chance to stretch its legs.
During summer months dogs must be on their lead in Trevaunance Cove (unless you are early in the morning or late at night) - the St Agnes website will have more information on timings and there is a tide times booklet in Glas House. Perranporth is a much larger beach with an area where dogs can run off the lead.
"Places to eat" on this site gives just a few very local places that are dog friendly, but there are many more in the area.