A Coastal Walk at Trevaunance Cove, Cornwall

Trevaumance Cove Beach red boat and cliffs

Trevaunance Cove sits on the north Cornish Coast. It’s the main beach for the lovely village of St Agnes.

The beach, which is popular with surfers, is at the bottom of a decent hill. Once you’re there, you’ll be happy you made the effort.

With rugged splendour and unspoilt coastline, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported to another time, where stress, worry and demands just don’t exist.

RNLI vehicle at Trevaunance Cove

Trevaunance Cove

I haven’t been to Trevaunance Cove, or St Agnes, for a few years now. I think the last time I was there, I was running on the south west coast path and didn’t stop to look around.

Today was a different visit. I met up with a Instagram friend, Stephie (@tenmilehike) with the intention of doing a beach clean before relaxing with a coffee by the rolling waves. It was a nice change too to venture to the north Cornish coast in the day.

I’m pleased to report that Trevaunance Cove is probably one of the cleanest beaches I’ve been to. We wandered around and found nothing to fill our bin liners.

Not to be deterred, we photographed the beauty before us and watched the surfers take on the moderate waves. (I may have developed a penchant for photographing RNLI vehicles.)

Rather than stay on the beach, we decided to take a short walk along the south west coast path towards Porthtowan. 

You may be interested in this 5k circular running route, from Chapel Porth to Porthtowan.

Surfers in the sea

Walking Toward Porthtowan

Finding the coast path at Trevaunance Cove is pretty easy. Just walk along the side of the car park nearest the beach and you’ll come to a gate. It’s through there.

From here you’ll walk up some steps that curve around to the left before stretching out onto the path. 

Admittedly the coast path is stunning all year round. We had the advantage of walking in July so the sun was shining making the sea brighter than ever. A carpet of green and purples greeted us, which framed the cliff and path. It’s colour possibly being more vibrant for being the in sun.

St Agnes coastpath and coastline

We strolled for about 20 minutes or so, taking photos at every opportunity and sharing our plans in relation to our respective blogs and creative businesses.

Stephie has a great hiking website called Ten Mile Hike, and I recommend a look.

Stephie took the lead as she’s the hiking queen and knows all the routes. We headed off the coast path just before Newdown Head, meeting a quiet residential road that took us back to St Agnes. Thankfully this bit was all downhill and we were soon back in St Agnes, opposite The Driftwood Spars. 

As we had a bit of time before the parking expired, we sat on the roof of the The Crib Shack, sipping milky coffee. We both looked out to sea and remarked how lucky we are.  

I left Trevaunance Cove feeling revived and a lot calmer than I’ve felt in weeks. It just shows how much difference a few hours of down time on the coast can make, and what being near blue space can do for our health.

Author: plbedford

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