Duporth Beach

This private beach remains relatively quiet right throughout the year despite its proximity to St Austell, about two miles away. Backed by low cliffs covered in Cornish plants and shrubs, it appears out of otherwise rocky coastline and stretches for a couple of hundred metres in length.

Comprising a mix of sand and pebbles, low tide also usually reveals rock pools that are home to all manner of intriguing creatures. A natural beach, there are no facilities at Duporth Beach, and those looking for parking will need to do so in either Porthpean or Charlestown. From Porthpean the beach can be reached in around ten minutes on foot, while Charlestown is roughly 15 minutes away. Both paths take a beautiful route along the cliffs, with steps then leading down onto the beach itself.

Visitors are advised to steer clear of the cliff edges, since rockfalls and collapses aren't uncommon. 

The English Channel is generally safe for swimming off Duporth Beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

From what we can gather, dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be kept on a lead.

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