RNLI Lifeguard with rescue board

St Agnes Beach

St Agnes is a small beach enclosed by cliffs and rocks on both sides. At high tide there is no beach. Rocks separate St Agnes from Trevellas Porth (Star Beach). To the south of the beach lie the remains of the old harbour wall. There is a café/pub and a number of beach huts on the slip road down to the beach.

Lifeguard patrol times 2023

Daily 13 May-24 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 17°C
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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach, or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

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News and media from St Agnes Beach

Two RNLI crew on the D-Class Lifeboat looking up at the Coastguard helicopter
Article Sea safety
RNLI Lifeboat Responds to Distress Beacon
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Lloyd Stein (centre) with volunteer crew of St Agnes RNLI lifeboat.
Article Crew training
St Agnes RNLI volunteer 21-year-old Lloyd becomes D class helm
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Article Beach safety
Six-year-old’s quick thinking saves two in RNLI lifeboat rescue at St Agnes
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Star Beach, a notorious cutoff point sits between Trevellas and Trevaunance Coves.
Article Rescue
St Agnes RNLI rescues two from rising tide
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