You would have to be living on the moon if you haven’t heard all about the new BBC TV series ‘Poldark’, based on Winston Graham’s novels set in Cornwall. In the Poldark stories the fictitious village of St. Ann’s is based on St. Agnes but Winston Graham did use the real name of Stippy Stappy – the name for the picturesque path with cottages on one side which winds down to Trevaunance Cove.
Above: Stippy Stappy Lane
Above: Remains of old harbour and beach
Trevaunance Cove beach is sandy with dramatic cliffs topped with old mine workings. Nearby between St. Agnes and Porthtowan the atmospheric ruins of Wheal Coates, a nineteenth century tin mine, can be seen on the cliff top.
Above: Wheal Coates Tin and Copper Mine
St. Agnes is a lively and picturesque place to visit with interesting shops, art galleries, pubs and cafes, full of history and drama. There is plenty of parking, a sandy beach for the children and amazing views from the cliff top walks on National Trust and World Heritage Site land. Well worth a visit and a most desirable location for your holiday cottage or dream seaside home.
Above: Local shops and historic pub
Read more about St. Agnes here: Poldark Country