Mount Hawke is a small village with a local shop, but for a wider choice, take a trip to St Agnes or Truro, the county capital, with gothic cathedral, cinema, theatre, restaurants, individual shops and indoor market. St Agnes boasts many cafes, restaurants, craft shops and galleries. An ideal centre for walking and exploring the Cornish coastline, cliffs and coves with an abundance of wildlife including porpoises and dolphins. The area is spoilt for beaches including Porthtowan, Trevellas Warren, Portreath and a little further afield, Perranporth with its beach bar right on the sand. The Eden Project near St Austell, Maritime Museum at Falmouth, Newquay Sealife Centre, Flambards Theme Park, Towan's Miniature Railway and numerous National Trust properties are all easily reached and provide a great day out for the family. Shop 700 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.