Porthchapel Beach, St.Levan, Cornwall
Porthchapel Beach , St.Levan
|This glorious southwest - facing beach lies between
Porthcurno and Porthgwarra on the southern shore of the Land`s End
The beach is reached by a half-mile walk from the nearest car - park, through a beautiful wooded valley . There is a tricky little climb down to the beach at the end of the path , but generally if you are able to walk the path, you will be ok for the climb down !
The St.Levan Holy Well is near the end of the path overlooking the beach.
Porthchapel never becomes particularly crowded ; swimming is generally safe , though there can be an undertow when there is a swell.
The Coastal Cliff Path passes through Porthchapel ....30 minute walk from Porthcurno ; and 15 minutes on to Porthgwarra.
There are no facilities at all at Porthchapel ; dogs are not allowed between Easter Sunday and the end of September
A large field is employed as a car - park on the road just before St.Levan Church ; this being ideal both for cliff walking and visiting the beach.
From Sennen Cove , follow the A30 towards Land`s End ; then branch left onto the B3315 to Porthcurno. Follow this road through Polgigga (2 miles) and turn right to Porthcurno. Drive through Porthcurno and up the hill at the end of the valley (spectacular view of Porthcurno Bay ); past the turn to the Minack Theatre and continue until you see St.Levan Church. The car park is a blind right turn (uphill) just before the Church. The path to the beach is opposite the turn to the car park.