Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Chapel Porth - surfing

Chapel Porth has some of the best waves on the North Coast and consequently some of the best surfers (although relatively underground)


The waves here are generally powerful and hollow with a variety of lefts and rights working between mid and low tide. Not ideal for beginners


Chapel Porth is in the "Badlands", and is fairly well known for its localism. This is the are where the local crew were known as the "Disciples" a few years back. However, if you know what you are doing and mind your manners you should be OK!

Surf report

  • Thu 23rd Nov
    Swell :: 4 ft @ 8 secs from the WSW
    Wind :: 9 mph from the SSE
  • Fri 24th Nov
    Swell :: 4 ft @ 8 secs from the WSW
    Wind :: 9 mph from the SSE
  • Sat 25th Nov
    Swell :: 7 ft @ 7 secs from the WNW
    Wind :: 20 mph from the NW
  • Sun 26th Nov
    Swell :: 5 ft @ 7 secs from the WNW
    Wind :: 18 mph from the NW
  • Mon 27th Nov
    Swell :: 6 ft @ 6 secs from the W
    Wind :: 22 mph from the WSW

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguards daily from 19 May - 30 September

Parking

There is a fair sized National Trust owned car park right on the beach

Awards