Portholland is in fact two beaches - East and West Portholland. At low tide they join up to form a wide stretch of sand. On higher tides they are two distinct coves joined by a walkway or the road over the hill.
Whilst both are pleasant little coves I'd say East Portholland has a little more to offer. Both are good family beaches with small cafes and the bathing is generally safe.
Access to both beaches is fairly level.
Type of beach
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
Easy disabled access, particularly at East Portholland where there is a concrete slope along with further facilities
OS grid ref.
SW 9603 4121
Public Toilets and Café near beach.
There is ample parking allong the beach front and a car park nearby at East Portholland. At West Portholland there is a small National Trust car park by the beach.