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One beach to be on your list of places to go in Cornwall

I have been visiting Chapel Porth all my life. With the tide out there are so many caves, rock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peta M
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom

It's about 2 miles from outside and it's well worth a visit. When the tide is out its a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin W
Par, United Kingdom
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A little bit of a hike is required to get to this secluded beach, but the trip is well worth it.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
St Agnes, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the nail-biting single track drive to the car park. Be prepared you may need to reverse if you meet an oncoming car and there is a sheer drop! Lovely beach set between purple covered heather cliffs. Rocky at the top of the beach,...More

2  Thank emilyteereviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Most of these reviews are not Porthchapel Beach. Porthchapel has no cafe and no lifeguards, certainly no ice creams or toilets! It's a hike down a cliff path and can have strong and dangerous currents. If you are happy with a typical Cornish Cove with...More

6  Thank petalmac
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting Chapel Porth all my life. With the tide out there are so many caves, rock pools to explore- a wildlife haven. The golden sand is fabulous for sandcastles. And this is a great surfing beach. There is nothing to not like.

Thank Peta M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's about 2 miles from outside and it's well worth a visit. When the tide is out its a beautiful sandy beach off the beaten track. Great for kids and dogs and there's a really good cafe there too.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in the 1950's I lived on Cameron Estate, St. Agnes, as young children I,, like all my friends took all this wonderful scenery for granted. Chapel Porth was near to were we lived and we walked along those coastal paths many times. I recently...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chapel Porth Beach is always on our visit list. It is a set in a steeply sided valley and at high tide consists mainly of rocks and stones but as the tide drops so the vista opens out onto a huge sandy beach. It is...More

Thank Jim100Uk
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Wonderful beach...been coming to Chapel Porth for over 50 years....never get tired of it. Cafe is as good as usual...a "Hedgehog" is always a must!

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Chapel Porth beach primarily to park and walk the coastal path. We used the National Trust car park which has access directly on to the beach. The beach and cove are beautiful, one of the nicest on the north Cornwall coast, and wasn’t...More

Thank 461philg
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Friendly National Trus Staff Good Cafe and Loos Lovely beach when the tide is out Great walks on the cliff tops Stunning caves What is not to like ? nb check when beach is dog friendly - usually Oct to April

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Amazing beach , caves , and body boarding , cliff path walks are beautiful , lovely food at the cabin ,

Thank lynny719
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We walked here one early morning from St Agnes along the cliffs It's a rugged pathway down from the cliffs but with stunning view's across the Atlantic you will find a little rugged cove that feels isolated and peaceful great for time away from the...More

Thank sharonK6136KS
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited Chapel Porth Beach with the family. Small National Trust Car Park next to the beach, you would need to get there early to get a space. There is a car park higher up the road, in a field, ran by a local family? Easy...More

1  Thank Tim C
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13 February 2018|
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Response from Jan d | Reviewed this property |
I don't know because the car park was choc a bloc. If you are going in the winter I would imagine there are plenty of spaces but if going in the summer or a nice day it fills up very early. There's a field car park at the... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from johnpagliero |
Hi everybody There is absolutely no confusion. There was indeed a bungalow by the car park and beach at Chapel Porth and there was a tea hut selling tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Horlicks (remember Horlicks....), cold drinks... More
Lisa A
14 August 2016|
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
Did you manage to find it ok?