Walk - Chapel Porth
3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Porthtowan car park - TR4 8UD Porthtowan car park
Moderate - There are some stretches of fairly steep ascent and descent, and the path is rough in places.
Whether the cliffs above Chapel Porth beach are stained red with the giant Bolster's blood or as a result of the mineralisation of the rocks almost 300 million years ago, they are not to be missed. The old engine house at Wheal Coates perches dramatically on the clifftops above them, and the multi-coloured caves and the natural arch at Chapel Porth beach make it an excellent place to pause for an hour or two before exploring the mining and wartime remains in Chapel Combe on your way back to Porthtowan. Catch low tide at Chapel Porth to see the beach at its best.