The Beach Guide

Beaches near St Austell

Map featuring St Austell beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 7 beaches listed in and around the town of St Austell.

  • Porthpean Beach

    Porthpean Beach

    A safe, sandy, sheltered beach popular with families. The cliffs to the east are used by nesting birds,…

    Beach cafe Toilets
  • Duporth Beach

    Duporth Beach

    Private sandy beach with all year dog ban. Safe for swimming. Interesting geology.

  • Charlestown Beach

    Charlestown Beach

    Sandy beach with area of pebbles of geological interest. No dogs. There are a number of small caves…

    Beach cafe Toilets
  • Pentewan Beach

    Pentewan Beach

    A large sandy beach, excellent for swimming and all water sports - swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sea…

    Lifeguarded beach Beach cafe Toilets
  • Carlyon Bay

    Carlyon Bay

    Set at the heart of St Austell Bay, Carlyon Bay is a stretch of almost 2 miles of coarse sand. Actually…

    Beach cafe
  • Mevagissey Beach

    Mevagissey Beach

    Located about a quarter of a mile up the coast from the working harbour of Mevagissey is Polstreath…

    Dog friendly beach
  • Polgaver Beach

    Polgaver Beach

    Located at the far end of Carlyon Bay Polgaver was the first official nudist beach in Cornwall, inaugurated…