Chapel Porth Beach

Chapel Porth beach is a small sandy cove which at low tide extends to a wide beach beyond the cliffs. When the tide is out you can walk south along the beach to nearby Porthtowan. Alternatively, the South West coast path extends along the cliff top in either direction.

Many caves scattered along this stretch of coastline formed by coastal erosion.

Chapel Porth is renowned for good surf.

There is plenty of parking in the Chapel Porth National Trust car park at the beach as well as more spaces in the car park at the top of the hill above the cove. Other facilities at the beach include toilets, small cafe and lifeguards in the summer.

Chapel Porth Beach has dog restrictions.
Chapel Porth beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at St Agnes, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Chapel Porth Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Dec 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Dec 02fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Dec 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (E)

St Agnes weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Chapel Porth Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Chapel Porth Beach is at Perranporth 8.17 km (5.08 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 03:51 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 09:59 (Height 6.06m)
   Low Tide at 16:41 (Height 2.04m)
   High Tide at 22:37 (Height 5.62m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:13 (Height 2.31m)
   High Tide at 11:13 (Height 5.91m)
   Low Tide at 18:02 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 23:55 (Height 5.56m)
Fri 02 Dec
   Low Tide at 06:33 (Height 2.28m)
   High Tide at 12:28 (Height 5.94m)
   Low Tide at 19:11 (Height 2.02m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 01:06 (Height 5.70m)
   Low Tide at 07:38 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 13:32 (Height 6.09m)
   Low Tide at 20:09 (Height 1.85m)
Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 02:05 (Height 5.94m)
   Low Tide at 08:33 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 14:27 (Height 6.27m)
   Low Tide at 20:58 (Height 1.68m)
Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 02:55 (Height 6.18m)
   Low Tide at 09:19 (Height 1.70m)
   High Tide at 15:15 (Height 6.42m)
   Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.56m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 03:38 (Height 6.38m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 15:58 (Height 6.51m)
   Low Tide at 22:17 (Height 1.49m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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