Portholland Beach

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


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Disabled access

Easy disabled access, particularly at East Portholland where there is a concrete slope along with further facilities


PL26 6NA

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.

Portholland Beach Reviews

Just fabulous

Sam Denning
Aug 08th 2021

We come to stay every year and just love it.
We are a family of 4 and love the outdoors.
Things we love are.
Its very quiet hardly any tourists.
You can fish,  kayak, swim, coastal walks, run , surf, body board the list is endless..
But if you like a shop or 2 or a restaurant, pub etc..this place is not for you. There is nothing here just natural beauty just how we like it.
Unspoilt and unique.
Only down side It now has a paying car park.
Be warned pay and dont be late back they WILL send you a fine ..