Chapel Porth Beach
Description:Chapel Porth Beach is a small sandy and pebble cove at the bottom of a narrow valley on the North Cornwall coast. At low tide the beach extends to an excellent wide beach which is popular with surfers. Note that the sand at Chapel Porth is completely covered at high tide. The coast path can be walked to St Agnes Head for spectacular views. On the coast path the Wheal Coates mine can also be visited.
Safety:Signs warn of strong undercurrents, large breaking waves and risk of rock falls. There also is a risk of being cut off at high tide. Lifeguards in summer at Chapel Porth Beach. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:The car park is next to the beach, but there is a short walk over pebbles and rocks to get to the sand, which is unsuitable for wheel chairs.
Dogs:Dogs are banned on Chapel Porth Beach from 1st July to 31st August (10am to 6pm).
Directions:Chapel Porth is close to St Agnes which is 12 miles from Newquay and 9 miles from Redruth. Use the A30 from the east or west. At the Chiverton Cross roundabout (about 8 miles from Redruth) turn onto the B3277 which is the road to St Agnes (signposted to St Agnes). Approaching the outskirts of St Agnes at a mini roundabout turn left (signposted to Chapel Porth) and follow this road to Chapel Porth.
Post Code:TR4 8AL.
Parking:One small National Trust car park by Chapel Porth Beach. In summer, sometimes fields are opened for parking. There is also a National Trust car park on Beacon Drive with foot paths to Chapel Porth beach, taking about 20 minutes to walk.
Toilets:Yes, by the Chapel Porth Beach car park.
Facilities:Café in the Chapel Porth car park.