Wheal Coates Tin Mine
Wheal Coates Tin Mine
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  • rebpen
    Camelford, United Kingdom507 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day out.
    National trust, lovely place lots of lovely walks and scenery stunning. Lots to look at and history about the building around you. Really worth a visit. Has a carpark which is quite big. Worth a visit. About half mile walk there is a lovely cafe at Chapel Porth. Really worth a visit. Lovely place to have a picnic.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • epemberton
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom386 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    A quick visit on a wild and windy December morning with the dog. Plenty to see and explore with good paths around the site - cracking views which were only made more atmospheric by the weather. Plenty of parking which is free for national trust members and pay and display otherwise.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 31, 2023
  • penelope
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting site, fabulous views
    Parked at the National Trust Wheal Coates car park. Did the circular walk described on the car park board. I think it should take about 30 minutes but took us about 2 hours because we sat and admired the fabulous views from a couple of the available benches. The walk a little slippery and steep in places so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues, sadly.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2024
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LJBBucks
Bucks18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Another gem from the National Trust guide, we parked right on the cliff top at St Agnes (past the Wheal Coates car park) so that we could walk along the coastal path as recommended. Not a difficult walk, relatively flat, on a narrow pathway surrounded by purple heather and views to die for across to Perranporth one direction and Chapel Porth the other. It took no more than 30 minutes to get to Wheal Coates at a leisurely pace when as if on cue a storm blew in off the sea! Dramatic buildings against the backdrop of the sea. You can descend onto Chapel Porth beach but it wasn't the weather for it!
Written August 2, 2021
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ssbutd
Sydney, Australia115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Happened upon this place whilst visiting St Agnes Head and the coastal walk. Set on the top & side of the cliffs the ruins are very dramatic and photogenic. We were amazed. Have since visited Botallack mines which are also wonderful but Wheal Coates is smaller and more intimate. A place not to be missed!
Written September 22, 2022
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Steve_Lincs1
Lincoln, UK1,778 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
There is a National Trust car park at the tin mine which is free for members. A short walk from the car park takes you to some mine workings and information boards. A little further down the cliff is the stunningly beautiful remains of the tin mine building.

The south-west coastal path runs directly beside the 10 mine towards Porth Chapel beach and One Direction and St Agnes head in the other. Stunning coastal scenery is evident throughout and this is well worth a visit if in the area.
Written October 13, 2021
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A walk along St. Agnes Head is a very nice and very rewarding thing to do.
It's easy to access and pretty easy to walk. Only if you want to explore all the buildings at the Wheal Coates there are some steeper paths.
This was a tin mine, open 1802 until 1889. The Towanroath Shaft engine house is the most famous building here, as seen on countless pics. With the decline of the industry, the number of workers here became less. Until it was closed down. Now it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. And a beautiful and maybe also sad reminder of past times. It's set in a stunning scenery. Sitting on the cliffs of the Cornish Coast.

It's interesting to explore the buildings, learn about the history. Or just to take in the spectacular views. There were some visitors on that sunny weekday. But less than one might image.

A fantastic spot. Iconic and not to be missed when in the area.
Written October 15, 2022
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Anita1439404
Bransgore, UK345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
As National Trust members the car park was free. We walked down to the tin mine and took some great photos. We returned later in our holiday for sunset and were rewarded by the sun setting just behind the mine for some more photos. Beautiful rugged scenery.
Written September 29, 2022
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Steve_Lincs1
Lincoln, UK1,778 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
First time taking my kids here after a couple of solo visits. They enjoyed the tin mine, climbing around the site and taking photographs, we then walked to the coastguard station and back.
Roads are typically Cornish so take your time and breathe in!
Written July 31, 2022
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SnowyywonS
Perranporth, UK930 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
On a clear and dry day there isn't a better place to walk than along the coastal walk between St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates. The scenery is stunning and the walk, apart from one or two steep bits is pretty easy. Just watch out for some of the steep cliffs!

If you park at St Agnes Head its free but you have to pay at the Wheal Coates Car Park!
Written June 10, 2021
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JillB105
Richmond, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wow!
We are so fortunate to be able to visit Wheal Coates for free and step back in time thanks to the National Trust and their skill at conservation.
The location is stunning!
Looking down along the coast as the waves rolled in.
Deep blue skies with spectacular cloud formations.
Colourful cliff tops of green, yellow and purple.
This is better than I’d imagined it would be,
exceeding my expectations.
The weather was excellent so great visibility.
Not to many people and those around were spread out enjoying coastal walks along the cliffs.
Wheal Coates was a highlight of our visit to Cornwall.
Written September 13, 2021
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Henny52
Walton-On-Thames, UK276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Britain’s coastline at its best. Car park is £2 for an hour or £4 for longer. Free for National Trust members. Clean free toilets in car park along with a cafe. Ideally visit at low tide when the beach is huge and sweeping. The walk up to the disused tin mine is spectacular. Gentle gradients for all but the frail that take less than an hour return, even with a good length of stops along the way to admire the fantastic views. Good quality paths that require no specialist footwear. An absolute highlight of Cornwall that should not be missed.
Written October 6, 2021
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Ste M
Burnham, UK2,716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Wheal Coates Tin Mine is located a short walk from St Agnes Head on the North Cornwall coast. National Trust car parks are located at St Agnes Head or Wheal Coates itself. You are free to roam the site free of charge. There are a number of former mine buildings to explore, but the most recognisable is the pump house located to the beach at the lowest point of the site. This is the site that I think of when referring to Cornish tin mines, and is well worth a visit !
Written June 20, 2021
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