Charlestown Beach

  • Charlestown Beach
  • charlestown-cove
  • Charlestown Beach
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  • Charlestown beach - early morning
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    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.

    No dogs.

    Type of beach

    Pebble and shingle

    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    All year dog ban in force

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    Disabled access

    There is a gently slope down to the beach on the southern side of the harbour


    PL25 3NJ

    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