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Porthpean Beach

Porthpean Beach Road, St Austell PL26 6AU, England
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A bit off the beaten track, with large car park. Facilities include a shop and toilets (not open... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Little gem in pretty village

Porthpean beach is about half a mile down from a broad cliff top affording spectacular views of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alison J
Farnham, United Kingdom
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“small beach” (14 reviews)
“rock pools” (27 reviews)
“lovely beach” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Porthpean Beach Road, St Austell PL26 6AU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit off the beaten track, with large car park. Facilities include a shop and toilets (not open until Easter). Peaceful and quiet on a Monday morning in May.

Thank Itchy306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porthpean beach is about half a mile down from a broad cliff top affording spectacular views of the bay, today with a tall ship quietly weighing anchor off shore, its white sails furled. The road to the beach is single track with passing places and...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach once the tide is out for rock pooling and catching crabs. You can walk along the cliff top to Charlestown as well. The cafe sells very tasty ice creams and there are toilets blocks.

Thank Finchyholidays
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went her to walk our dog as out of season. Other dog walkers and ramblers. This beach is on a coastal path from Charlestown which is 1 mile away along the cliff edge. This is a mainly sandy beach but has one end which is...More

Thank shereeo314
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we visit Cornwall for a walk. Busy this visit as it turned out to be a lovely February afternoon with warm sunshine. Great beach for kids, adults alike. Not so great for disabled as access is difficult. To get to...More

2  Thank Michelle m
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Further to my previous review, I'd like to share with you the fabulous 'lookout'... I discovered it whilst walking from Charlestown initially, then just further on from Duporth Bay (and still on the SW Coast Path) ahead of Porthpean Beach is this wonderful vantage point....More

2  Thank CornishLandWanderer
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Grab a drink and take a walk to the beach to listen to the sounds of the sea! what a wonderful pass time.

Thank James W
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a lovely day out with the kids and this beach is amazing! We loved it the only advise is try to go on a sunny day it feels much better.

Thank Ana R
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I could not believe how clear the water was when I was there. It is a lovely place to visit and walk around and great for the dogs to run around on the beach.

Thank philipoggy
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Well worth the walk from Charlestown. This bay is beautiful and is flanked on both sides by high cliffs.

Thank NicoWilson
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Please can you tell me if this is a dog friendly beach? Thanks
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jamiechandler | Property representative |
No I'm afraid dogs are only permitted end of October until Easter.