Cornwall Beach Guide

Porth Chapel Beach

Description:
Porth Chapel is a small sandy beach on the scenic West Cornwall coast. The beach is only accessible on the coast path from Porthcurno or on a path from St Levan.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Walk from the Porthcurno car park to Porth Chapel on the coast path, the walk taking about 20-30 minutes and is very steep in places. The footpath from St Levan takes about 10 minutes to walk. The final climb down to Porth Chapel Beach is steep.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Porth Chapel Beach from 1st May to 30 September (8am to 7pm) below the mean high tide line. Dogs are allowed all year above the mean high tide line.
Directions:
Porthcurno is 10 miles from Penzance which is 27 miles from Truro. Approach Penzance on the A30 and follow the directions for Lands End to stay on the A30. Two miles after Penzance turn left on the B3283 and drive through St Buryan. When the B3283 joins the B3315 continue on the B3315 through Treen until Trethewey and at Trethewey turn left (signposted to Porthcurno). Take this road to the main Porthcurno car park. There is a short walk to Porthcurno Beach and on the beach there are steps up to the coast path which can be walked to Porth Chapel. Alternatively continue past the Porthcurno car park and follow this lane to park at St Levan and there is a path to Porth Chapel.
Post Code:
TR19 6JT (St Levan).
Parking:
1 car park at Porthcurno and 1 small car park at St Levan.
Toilets:
By the Porthcurno car park.
Facilities:
No facilities at Porth Chapel but café at Porthcurno. Also at Porthcurno the Telegraph Museum and Minack Theatre can be visited.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Lamorna Cove (7 miles, small sandy cove)
Porthcurno (less than 1 mile, sandy beach)
Porthgwarra (3 miles, sandy beach)
Sennen Cove (5 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
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