A safe, sandy, sheltered beach popular with families. The cliffs to the east are used by nesting birds, and there are lots of rock pools to the west. Safe for swimming, windsurfing and sailing. No jet-skiing allowed.
The beach is cleaned daily during the summer season. Dogs banned Easter - September.
On the coastal footpath, an easy walk to the Georgian port of Charlestown to the east.
Type of beach
Not attended by lifeguards.
Dogs friendly beach?
Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October
Access down to the beach is via the gently sloping slipway. Other facilities are located along the level, concrete promenade backing the beach
OS grid ref.
SX 0328 5071
Toilets and snack bar on the promenade.The beach is home to Porthpean Sailing Club
There is a large, privately owned car park.