Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Porthpean Beach

Porthpean Beach

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


Lifeguard service

Not attended by lifeguards.

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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Disabled access

Access down to the beach is via the gently sloping slipway. Other facilities are located along the level, concrete promenade backing the beach


PL26 6AX

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.