Chapel Porth Beach is a large sandy beach and is approximately 2 miles from both St Agnes and Porthtowan, is accessible only at low tide; it is completely submerged at high tide. Though swimming is prohibited, the exposed beach is a popular one for surfers.
The beach is served by a National Trust car park and a cafe, though access to the car park is via a steep hill. Dogs are not permitted on the beach in peak seasons, when a lifeguard is in attendance. There are rock pools and caves for kids to explore at low tide.
Chapel Porth beach is situated in an area of Cornwall once famed for its’ industry. Evidence of tin mining activity can still be seen dotted around the coastline. The ruins of the Wheal Coates tin mine can be seen on the cliffs. The area is a popular one with walkers and St Agnes is within walking distance along the cliff tops.