An easy beach to enjoy

A couple on Chapel Porth beach, Cornwall

Once you are parked up everything is within easy reach - the sand, the cafe and the toilets.

There's a huge expanse of sand and access to several little caves at low tide, but the beach completely disappears at high tide. 

You'll soon meet the local rock pipits, as they try their luck for flapjack crumbs at the cafe window hatch. 

the local rock pipits are very friendly
A rock pipit seen through a car windscreen
the local rock pipits are very friendly

Please remember to check the tides as some areas of the beach can get cut off on high tides, you can check the weather and tide times at the beach guide online.

The lifeguard service is seasonal, swim between the flags and follow all instructions from the guards. There's a seasonal dog ban here, pooches are not allowed on the beach from Easter to September.  Dogs are of course still welcome on the paths so make the most of the walks in the area, up to the tin mine ruins, or out of the wind up the valley.

Please pick up after your dog and remember to take all your litter with you.
The cafe will put a smile on your, er, ice cream
Chapel Porth cafe ice cream, Cornwall
The cafe will put a smile on your, er, ice cream
" Families have been holidaying here for over 50 years, and the place has hardly changed, that's what they love about it."
- Chris Ryan (Visitor Services Assistant here for over a decade)