Opening times for 1 December 2023
Asset Opening time Chapel Porth countryside Dawn - Dusk Car park Dawn - Dusk
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Tenant run (not NT)
Seasonal restriction on Chapel Porth beach 1 July - 31 August, 10am - 6pm
Fairly level car park area with views over the beach and access to the concession café. Very uneven access onto the beach and steep paths up the valley and onto the coast paths.
Uneven access to the beach at Chapel Porth
Uneven paths and slopes
From the A30, at Chiverton Cross roundabout, take B3277 for St Agnes. At the roundabout at the entrance to St Agnes village turn left and follow the brown tourist signs past St Agnes Beacon to Chapel Porth.
Parking: Chapel Porth car park (charges apply; free to NT members).
Sat Nav: Nearest postcodes: TR5 0ST/ TR5 0NT (n.b. for Satnavs: these won't lead you to the site, so please follow the directions above). OS SW697495
On South West Coast Path and good network of paths from St Agnes village. Approx. 40 minutes’ walk from the village around Beacon Drive and then follow the lane or footpath down to the beach.
Redruth, 7 miles; Truro, 9 miles, then bus services to St Agnes
Check out www.gocornwallbus.co.uk/services for up to date timetables and routes
NCN3 passes through nearby Redruth and Truro
A guide to exploring Chapel Porth with your dog, including where they can go and other important things to be aware of to make sure you have a great day out.
A popular beach with footpaths along the coast and up the valley.
Old mining ruins, up the valley from the beach, are a reminder of what was once an industrial landscape.
Whether you're looking for birdlife, hunting for caves at low tide or 'bellyboarding' in the Atlantic waters, Chapel Porth beach has a lot to offer.
Every May Day weekend the villagers of St Agnes re-enact the story of Giant Bolster through the village & over the clifftops of Chapel Porth.
A vast low tide beach and a sea of glowing heather make it hard to believe this area was once an industrial landscape. The enigmatic buildings perched on the cliffs provide a reminder of St Agnes’s tin and copper mining past.
Go for a stroll around the network of paths at Wheal Charlotte, Wheal Coates or Trevellas to discover more of this World Heritage Site.
St Agnes Beacon and the surrounding cliff tops are one of the last remnants of a huge tract of heathland which once spread across Cornwall. This rare and important habitat is internationally recognised for its wealth of wildlife, and from late summer onwards comes alive with colour, forming a brilliant yellow and purple patchwork of gorse and heather.
Many National Trust places helped bring the BAFTA award-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside rich in mining and Cornish history.
A National Trust employee and visiting poet express their love for Chapel Porth in a short interview and a heartfelt poem. Find out what really draws people here