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Chapel Porth

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A small sandy cove which is considerably extended at low tide.  Rocky at high tide when the sand is completely covered.  Sand quality below the pebbles is excellent and some of the best surfing in the country can be had here when conditions permit.

The beach is some 2 miles from St Agnes and popular with families and surfers alike, one word of warning, the tide comes in extremely quickly, be aware of being cut off, the cliffs here are extremely high.

The beach is owned by the National Trust and there is a small car park on the beach.

There is a small cafe.

This is very much an old mining area and mining ruins are scattered around the countryside, it is advisable not to enter them.

Services

Lifeguard during the summer months

Dogs: Banned Easter to October 1st.

Toilet in the car park.

Directions

Turn left on the outskirts of St Agnes and follow the road down to the beach.  The road is quite narrow and in the latter stages quite steep, be prepared to reverse if necessary.