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 of motorised water-craft to maintain peace and quiet.
The beach here does appear in several guides (including this one) as a naturist beach. Whilst there does seem to be some evidence that it has been used by naturists there doesn't seem to currently be any clothes-free activity on the beach.
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Type of beach
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
Easy, level access from the car park behind the beach. Plenty of facilities
OS grid ref.
SW 9750 4126
Small shop and toilets
Large car park directly behind he beach. Also there is parking for visitors to Caerhays Castle nearby.
Porthluney Cove Reviews
Avoid or get ripped off
VickiJun 13th 2021
My family and I got parking fines even though we’d paid.
Then we were told they were cancelled only to get enforcement letters from a debt recovery service weeks later!!!!!!!!
No decent apologies or help from the estate to resolve it.
Park here at your peril!
Ripped OffMay 22nd 2021
We parked here to start a walk along the coast path. The place was empty. Guide book said allow 3 hours. As the first 30 minutes is free we paid for an additional 3hours, so no problem. Unless of course you take slightly longer, and then need to go for a pee, before returning to car. We could see that we hadn’t receive a paper notice for an overstay on the windscreen, therefore took our time changing from walking gear etc. before leaving. Thanks Caerhays for the £100 penalty notice in the post for a less than 30minute overstay. Won’t be visiting you again.
Local mumMay 06th 2021
I’m very local I parked for a quick walk before picking the kids up from the local school, there were 3 other cars in the entire place, returned to the car within the 30 min time slot, decided to have a quick wee before we left and slapped with a 60 pound fine. I objected politely and was turned down. Disgraceful. Another local family that won’t be back.
Thomas RashleighApr 26th 2021
Area ruined by CCTV.
Do not pay for parking here and go somewhere else.
There are plenty of other places that are worth paying to park that have local staff on the gates.
Only gave one star because you have to.there is also room on the unclassified road to park so do use the rubbish bins here and park for free.
localApr 10th 2021
Plenty of space in the car park now the chancers don’t park there any more.
LizMar 13th 2021
Went to this beautiful spot after being in lockdown for months, had a flask of tea & a bite to eat and looked at the sea to make us feel better only to receive a parking ticket a week or so later, absolutely disgusted and will definitely not be going back there again.
Disgusting greedy carpark charges
Alfie TretheweyJan 24th 2021
Disgusting parking situation been going to Carhaeys for near seventy years looked on google says no parking fee after 5pm arrived 5.47pm fished for 3hrs two weeks later parking fine for £60 when I checked the board earlier today the times are different and what made me even more disgusted is the fact they are charging blue badge holders I,ve supported the Estate for 50years and worked on the estate grounds but no more support from me for these robbing so and so not even as if they,ve repaired the carpark
A Local LadJan 16th 2021
Been coming here for 15+ YEARS and the other day I left the carpark and tlreturned 5 minutes later and I have recieved 2 parking notices, like most others I know, I will be boycotting this beach truly sad..
Lovely beach spoiled by greed
DarrenJan 07th 2021
Have just today received a £60 parking fine for 20minutes over. Do the owners read all the negative reviews warning others to stay away due to excessive parking charges and consider how much real money its costing them. Appreciate need for parking charges to improve area conditions (not that there appears any to have been spent here)...we will not return like so many others posting objections.
K PartisDec 30th 2020
We appreciate the need to charge for parking in Porth lunny car park in order to help cover cost of maintenance of this area on the estate !
However I do feel the approach has not been very considered and lead to many visitors and locals feeling upset and disappointed.
A first offence could be met with a standard letter pointing out the new regulations, thereby gaining support for the new parking scheme rather than alienating everyone!
DO NOT PARK ON THIS CAR PARK
MikeNov 26th 2020
As a local have spent 20 years visiting this beach. I am lost for words at the recently installed parking arrangements.
I have recieved a fine of £100 for breaching contract terms.
I appealed, but it was refuesed as it stated I had overstayed by 3 minutes 31 seconds ! ! The start time is taken by the camera at the point on entry, not the time printed on the parking ticket. The exit time is then taken by the camera as you leave. So if you do choose to use this car park. Be warned and be careful.
Greed ruined amazing location.
LocalOct 18th 2020
Criminal that a beautiful location has been ruined by the greed of the wealthy landowners. A sad recent trend of a few selfish people destroying the enjoyment of our lovely coast and country for us all. We will not be visiting Caerhays Castle when it opens again, due the their selfish behaviour installing parking meters on coastline. We don’t object to pay to park, we object to timed tickets and cameras.
Beware of parking fines
Have not visited in a while, was disappointed that I received a £60 parking fine for going over the time by a few minutes. I was not aware of the cameras and they do not allow for the time it takes you to purchase the ticket. Your stay is timed from when you enter and leave the car park. Total disappointment, ruined a nice day out.
LinSep 11th 2020
Having spent 40 years visiting this beach as a local I am appalled at the recently installed parking arrangements.
Gone is the friendly smiling local collecting money from a hut (she’s not happy about being made redundant) to make way for stacks of signage cover cameras and slot machines. Totally out of place, a blot on the landscape. Furthermore I dutifully paid for 3 hours and left after 2. I have now recieved a fine of £60 for breaching contract terms. No specific details and the blurry picture of our van shows the white smudge of the ticket on the dash board. What is Cornwall being dragged into?
Terrible place . was ripped off with a £100 parking fine . we looked at the beach from the carpark ,was there 5 minutes went nextdoor to the cafe spent £40 on food , when we got home from our holiday guess what a fine through the door , i appealed against it but they was not interested . go elsewere be warned never again . rip off merchants making money for nothing , sad people about .
Beware parking cameras and £100 fine
The new parking camera system in the car park will issue a fine if you overstay. Just received £100 fine as overstayed my parking by 15 minutes. Make sure you purchase another ticket to prevent fine and prevent this horrible company taking your hard earnt money.
Car parking fine , no clear notices
LunyAug 24th 2020
Received a letter with 60 quid fine notice from a car parking company despite having no prior warning of 24 he surveillance or any place to pay. Bit harsh, will be challenged
Lovely spot as it’s always been summer/winter.
It “was” one of those places you felt you could just turn up as a local or a visitor for short duration evenings/ out of season and it was free of any monetary charge but unfortunately the introduction of the dreaded NPR cameras has now ruined the atmosphere of a piece of countryside that you cannot visit freely without paying to park a vehicle. It just adds to the gradual urbanisation of Cornwall.☹️
Beware! car parking is now collected by a third party and I’ve Just received a £100 parking fine in the post for their new parking meter system, luckily I have evidence that I paid but still have the hassle of fighting.