Chapel Porth Hedgehogs

Children dodging the waves, Chapel Porth, St Agnes

We stepped out of the car in the Chapel Porth car park between Christmas and New Year in an attempt to walk some turkey off. The wind was blowing in off the sea and we could barely stand up let alone consider walking far on a Cornish cliff top so we settled for a short walk to the waters edge where we found many other people with the same idea. This shot was of a couple of children who were there with their parents and dog having a wonderful time in the water.

Chapel Porth is a lovely beach on the North Coast great for surfing (It has been said to produce some of the finest waves in Europe!)  and generally relaxing during the better weather. With a National Trust car park at the rear of the beach  it is easy parking once you have driven down the narrow road to the carpark (dont worry, there are plenty of passing places!) And for those that like a few creature comforts there is a great little cafe tucked away in the corner of the carpark which does a mean hedgehog ice cream. Decribed as a food to try before you die this little prickly fella ain’t for the faint hearted! He comprises of vanilla ice cream, covered in Cornish clotted cream and then rolled in honey roasted hazel nuts. We gave it a miss on this occeasion as we were still recovering from the Christmas pudding but there is always next time….

To find out more about Chapel Porth beach and to see whats going on in nearby St Agnes click here.

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