Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Mevagissey

Map featuring Mevagissey beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 14 beaches listed in and around the town of Mevagissey.

  1. Mevagissey Beach

    Mevagissey Beach
    dog friendly car park

    Located about a quarter of a mile up the coast from the working harbour of Mevagissey is Polstreath beach. Despite its proximity to this busy fishing village Polstreath remains relatively quiet. This is in part due to the…

  2. Portmellon Beach

    Portmellon Beach
    dog friendly car park

    A small sandy cove with a slipway. Dogs allowed All Year

  3. Pentewan Beach

    Pentewan Beach
    lifeguarded car park

    A large sandy beach, excellent for swimming and all water sports - swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing, water skiing and sailing. Jet skis are banned but canoes and sailing dinghies can be hired from the Holiday…

  4. Great Perhaver Beach

    Great Perhaver Beach

  5. Gorran Haven Beach

    Gorran Haven Beach
    dog friendly toilets beach cafe car park

    Gorran Haven is a pleasant sandy beach just in front of the village. It is fairly sheltered, sitting in the lee of the 400ft high Dodman point just to the west. Along with all the facilities of the village close to hand…

  6. Vault Beach

    Vault Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park

    Vault Beach is a sheltered beach to the eastern side of Dodman Point which reaches up 110 metres. It is a curved sweep of sand and shingle that gently slopes into the sea. The sea here is usually pretty calm and bathing…

  7. Hemmick Beach

    Hemmick Beach
    dog friendly

    Small, attractive sandy beach to the west of Dodman Point. Relatively safe swimming

  8. Porthpean Beach

    Porthpean Beach
    lifeguarded car park

    A safe, sandy, sheltered beach popular with families. The cliffs to the east are used by nesting birds, and there are lots of rock pools to the west. Safe for swimming, windsurfing and sailing. No jet-skiing allowed. The…

  9. Duporth Beach

    Duporth Beach
    car park

    Private sandy beach with all year dog ban. Safe for swimming. Interesting geology.

  10. Porthluney Cove

    Porthluney Cove
    dog friendly car park

    Decent sized sandy beach which backs onto the grounds of Caerhays Castle and it's gardens. The beach is also part of the estate. The beach is fairly sheltered and swimming is relatively safe. There is also a ban on any kind…

  11. Charlestown Beach

    Charlestown Beach
    car park

    Sandy beach with area of pebbles of geological interest. No dogs. There are a number of small caves in the cliffs but beware of rock falls. Nearby Charlestown Harbour is home to tall ships and has been used as a film setting…

  12. Portholland Beach

    Portholland Beach
    dog friendly toilets beach cafe car park

    Portholland is in fact two beaches - East and West Portholland. At low tide they join up to form a wide stretch of sand. On higher tides they are two distinct coves joined by a walkway or the road over the hill. Whilst both…

  13. Carlyon Bay

    Carlyon Bay
    dog friendly car park

    The beach is a stretch of almost 2 miles of coarse sand, steeply shelving in places. Dogs not allowed. However, at present, there is a lot of work going on, building a new complex behind the beach.

  14. Polgaver Beach

    Polgaver Beach

    This used to be one of the most popular nudist beaches in the area but the recent controversial development of Carlyon Bay have put pay to this.