Porthchapel Beach

Restricted dog accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

Porthchapel Beach is a south-west-facing beach lying in a sheltered location between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra on Cornwall’s far south west coast. The quiet, sandy beach at Porthchapel lies around 3 miles from Lands End and 8 miles from Penzance as the crow flies.


Porthchapel Beach

The nearest holiday accommodation in the area is provided by holiday cottages in Porthcurno. Lands End and Penzance also offer many catering options.

Seals are regular visitors to Cornwall’s south coast and can often be seen from the beach swimming in the clear blue waters. As with many of the beaches in the area, access to the beach is difficult, involving a rock climb down from a narrow cliff path. As such it is only suitable for the fittest.

There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October. Cars may be parked in a field next to the village church of St. Levan, a short walk from the beach (around a half a mile), through a scenic wooded valley.


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