Shingle beach with area of pebbles and some geological interest. There are a number of small caves in the cliffs but beware of rock falls.
The beach is divided into two by the harbour. The bigger and better side is located east of the harbour whilst the other side offers some interesting rock formations to investigate.
Nearby Charlestown Harbour is home to tall ships and has been used as a film setting for many films and TV series.
Type of beach
Pebble and shingle
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
All year dog ban in force
There is a gently slope down to the beach on the southern side of the harbour
OS grid ref.
SX 0402 5153
Pubs and other amenities around harbour area. A little walk to the toilets in the main car park, but not too far. Small shipwreck museum open in the season.
Car park near harbour