Cornwall Beach Guide

Porth Chapel Beach

Description:
Porth Chapel is a small but pleasant beach with spectacular scenery. Parking, toilets and facilities are at Porthcurno.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Walk from the Porthcurno car park to Porth Chapel, the walk taking about 20 minutes and is steep in places. 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 and 14 miles from Helston. 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 and shortly after Treen turn left on the road down to Porthcurno. Park at the Porthcurno car park and take the coastal path to Porth Chapel. Alternatively park at St Levan and there is a path to Porth Chapel.
Post Code:
TR19 6JT.
Parking:
1 car park at Porthcurno and 1 car park at St Levan.
Toilets:
By the Porthcurno car park.
Facilities:
Café at Porthcurno.
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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