Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Pentewan Beach

Pentewan Beach

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 Park. Bathing is safe except in strong easterly winds.
Dogs are not allowed from 1st March to 1st November.
The beach is on the South West Coast Path and there is the Pentewan Leisure Trail to follow.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

There are no lifeguards but there are lifebuoys and an emergency telephone on the beach.

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban in force from 1st March to 1st November.

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Disabled access

There is easy, level access to the beach from the car park


PL26 6BX

OS grid ref.

SX 0208 4674


There are toilets and refreshment facilities at the Holiday Park behind the beach and a slipway at the beach. The beach is cleaned daily by Pentewan Sands Holiday Park staff and there are litter bins at 50m intervals along the beach.


There is a large pay car park at the rear of the beach.