Leaving at around 9.15, a short stroll to Chapel Porth enables the rejoining of The South West Coast Path just past the beacon at St. Agnes. Chapel Porth is small, with a little beach, but quiet and really rather nice.
You can clearly see the coast path etched on the hillside at Chapel Porth. Most of the path is pretty easy to walk on, navigation is simple as one only has to keep going in the same direction - either East or West! There are a few coves, bays, and other points when you must climb down a little, then back up again to get back up on the cliffs and coastal path, but these merely add to the walk, and often give a good point to stop for a little break.
Plodding on then, from Chapel Porth to Porthtowan,
Portreath is reached comfortably in a couple of hours, and is lovely.
This really is a stunning stretch of coastline, with much for those who love the sea and all it can offer in the way of beautiful sandy beaches, suirfing and sailing, and also some great cliff top walks for others.
Pressing on in the afternoon sunshine, St. Ives Bay becomes visible in the distance, and here we turned inland for the road route to Hayle.