Rural unspoilt west facing sandy beach. It is backed by high cliffs at both the north and south ends. You can walk along the beach to Porthtowan on very low spring tides. Chapel Porth beach is owned by the National Trust.
MCS Recommended for water quality in 2013.
South west of St Agnes village. From the roundabout at the entrance to St Agnes village, turn left and follow the road past the Beacon down to the beach.
Swimming & Surfing
This is a fairly exposed beach break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide (most of the beach disappears at high tide). Often Crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.
Not suitable for beginners with very strong rip currents.
The National Trust runs a small beach café in the summer, famous for for it's 'Hedgehog' ice-cream wrapped in clotted cream and hazelnuts.. There are toilets near the beach. A lifeguard service operates daily from 18th May to 29th September (2013)
There is a National Trust car park adjacent to the beach
There is a dog ban in place from Easter day to October 1st.
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