"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Chapel Porth Beach

Chapel Porth is on the north coast of Cornwall, approximately three kilometres from St Agnes. At high tide the beach is a small sand and shingle cove approximately 130 metres wide. At low tide a large stretch of sandy beach approximately one kilometre wide is exposed between Tubby’s Head and the neighbouring beach at Porthtowan. The beach is backed by large moorland covered cliffs which are dotted with caves and several natural arches.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Agnes

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW697494


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Chapel Porth Beach

  • Mount Hawke Skate Park (2m)
  • Cornish Goldsmiths (3m)
  • Treasure Park (3m)
  • Go Bananas (4m)
  • Tolgus Tin (4m)
  • Cornish Cyder Farm (5m)
  • Perranzabuloe Folk Museum (5m)
  • Gwennap Pit (5m)

Tourist Information

Visitor Centre
The Cornwall Centre
Alma Place
TR15 2AT

Phone 01209 216 760
Email cornishstudies.library@cornwall.gov.uk

Seasonal opening

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 16 January


Chance of rain 36%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 68%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 16mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 21%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 13mph, gusting to 18mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:42 GMT
Low Tide
10:59 GMT
High Tide
17:00 GMT
Low Tide
23:15 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Chapel Porth Beach

Rural unspoilt west facing beach owned by the National Trust. Backed by high cliffs at north and south ends. Connects with Port Towan at very low tides. Small National Trust cafe at the back of the car park and toilet facilities.

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