Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates aerial view Cornwall

Important notice -

Wheal Coates car park is open. We have limited spaces, so if the car park is full please be patient and come back another time.

Dramatic ruins on cliffs carpeted with heather and gorse.

Walk within the tin mining landscape, and take in the cliff top views

Campervan

No overnight camping and parking 

No overnight camping or parking is allowed at the places we care for. More information on why we don’t permit visitors to stay overnight at our car parks can be found here.

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History

Looking through bright yellow gorse flowers over to Wheal Coates old engine houses at St Agnes and Chapel Porth

Wheal Coates Tin Mining 

On 13 July 2006 select mining landscapes across Cornwall and West Devon were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

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Wildlife

Wicken Fen - Male bearded tit with fledglings

Our guide to birdsong and bird spotting 

The return of birdsong and the dawn chorus is a sure sign that warm weather is on the way. Fling your windows open to hear the local songbird populations in full voice.

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Eating and shopping

Children eating ice cream

Chapel Porth Café 

Chapel Porth Beach Café (concession) next to the coast path and car park. Outdoor eating for walkers, sea-gazers, surfers, paddlers and hedgehog ice cream lovers.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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Join or give

Visitors in the garden at a National Trust place

Experience more with National Trust membership 

As we gradually and safely open more of the places we care for, there’ll be more opportunities to explore gardens and parklands near you. If you’re a member, you can access all these places free, together with most National Trust car parks. It’s so important for everyone to have fresh air, birdsong, big skies and open spaces to enjoy. Your membership will go towards looking after all of this for generations to come.

Sunflowers at Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Wales

We need your support 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.