Adventure is the secret ingredient – Porthchapel

Another Cornish adventure!

Today we discovered the beautifuly sandy, sheltered beach at Porthchapel and spent an idyllic afternoon watching the waves roll in.

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Porthchapel is situated between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra a few miles from Lands End on the far south west coast. It is a sheltered cove that is surrounded by cliffs. It has absolutely stunning views and is definitely worth the trip.

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Due to its location, access is only suitable for the able bodied. It is a very narrow cliff path that has a few ‘bum-twitchy’ moments along the way, followed by an abseil climb down rocks to the beach. This is an unmanned abseil so pack lightly. The rope is provided, tied onto larger rocks, it’s only a short climb… however we did not know this and so were carrying buckets, spades, beach tents, body boards… you name it! We made it and the kids saw it as a bit of an adventure too.

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The sea was crystal clear! We could of been anywhere in the world right now, it was absolutely stunning! The children were straight in the sea on their body boards. However, the waves were very strong so adult supervision was needed.

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To spend the day here you will need to pack lightly but also knowingly that there is no amenities close by. You will need lots of water, especially on hot days, nibbles, suncream etc. The nearest cafe is around a 5 to 10 minute drive away through very twisty one track country lanes.

Parking was available in a small field car park next to the church and is about a 10 minutes walk from the beach.

Although it was a bit of mare to get to and we weren’t quite prepared, I’m glad we made it and got to see such a beautiful place.

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Another tick for the bucket list ✔️

Happy adventures

nay nay x

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