The village of St Agnes was a prehistoric and modern centre for mining of copper, tin and arsenic until the 1920s. Much of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, a World Heritage Site, is in the parish. Tin production is still worked at the Blue Hills Tin Streams.
Leave the A30 at the Chiverton Cross roundabout and take the B3277 north-west for 5 km. There is a car park in the village, a short walk from the local amenities and the coast.
Take the train to Truro Rail Station, then the U1A bus to St Agnes.
The village can be seen on foot, with the Library public car park a convenient central location.
- 1 St Agnes Museum, Penwinnick Road,, ☏ . Summer only. Free. A museum that documents the history of the parish, particularly its mining and maritime heritage.
- 1 Trevaunance Cove. A sandy beach popular with surfers, an lifeguarded in the summer months. At low tide the remains of the old harbour is revealed, along with many rock pools, and it is possible to walk around the headland to Trevellas Porth.
- The area has a number of paths for coastal walks or cycling.
- 1 Churchtown Arts. An arts and crafts shop in Churchtown - the centre of the village.
- 2 Little Feathers Gallery. An art gallery in Churchtown.
- 1 The Cornish Pizza Company. A high quality pizza and craft beer takeaway.
- 2 The Peterville Inn. A gastro-pub at the bottom of the village.
- 3 St Agnes Hotel. A hotel and pub in the centre of the village.
- 4 The Miners & Mechanics Institute (Nourish). A cafe in the town's community centre.