Walk - Wheal Coates
2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Chapel Porth Car Park TR5 0NS Chapel Porth Car Park
A short walk with a gentle climb beside a stream, visiting Wheal Coates, one of Cornwall's most iconic mines, perched high on the sheer red cliffs above Chapel Porth beach. Check out the tide times before you leave, so that you can explore the long sandy beach on a falling tide, when its fascinating rock formations, multi-coloured caves and well-stocked rockpools are at their best. If the weather's good, bring a picnic and enjoy the stunning scenery used as a location for many films, including adaptations of novels by best-selling Cornish author, Rosamunde Pilcher.