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Chapel Porth Beach

St Agnes North Cornwall
Chapel Porth beach is nestled into a steep valley between St Agnes Head and Porthtowan. The name Chapel Porth is thought to originate from a medieval chapel and holy well located to the right of the beach and dedicated to St Agnes.

At low tide there's a large expanse of golden sand with many rock pools and caves to explore. At high tide the beach is small and rocky meaning it can get very busy here in the peak season, the perfect time to head to the cafe at the bottom of the hill for a famous 'hedgehog' ice cream, you have to see it to believe it! Or you can walk over the steep headland towards St Agnes Beacon for one of the best far reaching views across Cornwall.

The surrounding areas are looked after by the National Trust to help preserve the mining heritage. The landscape here has old engine houses dotted along the cliff tops and there's a real sense of history all around, making the whole area very popular for walking.

Hard, a rocky shoreline makes it hard to access the beach itself but the views from the car park area are stunning


National Trust car park next to Chapel Porth beach

Lifeguard Cover

Yes, daily from 16th May - 27th September. Please note rip currents are common on this beach so ensure you stay in the lifeguarded areas.

Dog Friendly
A Seasonal Dog Ban is in place between Easter Sunday - 30th September, dogs are welcome the remaining months of the year.

50.300288 - 5.234663


TR5 0NR (postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Cafe and toilets

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