The paddling starts at Trevaunance Cove which is in the desirable village of St Agnes and you can either head East or West depending on weather and sea conditions. The landscape is incredible and there are many features including the colourful cliffs, spacious caverns and secluded beaches.
The wildlife is very special both on the land and in the sea, from the bird colonies on the cliffs to the likelihood of seals coming out to play. There has also been the sighting of dolphins and basking sharks.
The area is suitable for advanced kayakers on their own or with a guided kayak tour.
How to get there:
You will require to move the boat a few hundred yards from car park to beach so wheels or strong arms are recommended. Launch from westerly side of beach as you get protection from the old harbour wall and away from the surfers.
Public toilets, cafe, restaurant, pub, lifeguards in summer season, surf hire, surf lessons, guided kayak tours, parking.
Trevaunance Cove is normally sheltered from the prevailing winds but out of the bay conditions can change. Be wary of changeable swells and winds and currents can be strong round some of the headlands. If lifeguards are on duty strongly advise speaking to them before launching. There are seal colonies on both sides of the bay so when you see seals please respect them and keep your distance. Would advise against inflatable kayaks due to winds and sharp under water rocks.
Ins and Outs:
In St Agnes at the Peterville roundabout – take the turning to Trevaunance Cove (Beach). After half a mile you will come to the car park and the beach is a few hundred yards further down the hill.
An amazing stretch of coastline on the North Coast of Cornwall, Stunning cliffs, caves and arches with an abundance of wildlife.