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Chapel Porth Beach  



Chapel Porth beach is a large expanse of golden sand at low tide, with rock pools and caves to explore and when conditions are right the surf here is fantastic. At high tide the sandy beach is covered, and only leaves the rocky shoreline.


Perched on the cliffs you will see the dramatic ruins from past industrial times, providing a reminder of St Agnesí tin and copper mining past. You will find Wheal Charlotte, Wheal Coates here, and further on to Trevellas you will discover more of this World Heritage Site.


Above on the surrounding cliffs you will see the heathland of what is called St Agnes Beacon. This is on e of the remnants of heathland which once spread across Cornwall, and from late summer onwards comes alive with colour, forming a brilliant yellow and purple patchwork of gorse and heather.


Chapel Porth beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Porthtowan Beach (0.7m)


Trevaunance Cove (2.2m)


Trevellas Porth Beach (2.6m)


Portreath Beach (3.8m)


Bassets Cove (5.1m)


Perranporth Beach (5.4m)


Greenbank Cove (5.7m)


Penhale Sands (6.3m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sandy with rocky outcrops

National Trust Car Park above the beach

Lifeguard Service Facilities

RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October

National Trust Cafe and Toilets

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dog ban between March to October.

Level access from car park to top of the beach

OS Grid Reference - SW 69758 49486

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 169758 : 049486

Postcode (nearest) TR4 8AL

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW697494

Latitude : Longitude : 50.300278 : -5.2344060



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