Maenporth Beach

The gently sloping beach has shallow water and rockpools with plenty of marine life to explore making it a good choice for families with children.

At low water the ship wreck of the Ben Asdale can be seen, while marine activities such as sailing, kayaking, diving and sea safaris are available for the more adventurous. Parking is right by the beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. 1st July to 31st August / 10am to 6pm

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Disabled access

There is level access to the beach from the car park, which is right next to it.


TR11 5HN

OS grid ref.

SW 7925 2960


Disabled access. Beach cafe and shop selling snacks, drinks, ice creams, buckets and spades etc. Toilets


There is fee-paying parking on the beach

Maenporth Beach Reviews


Oct 15th 2020

Great location, facilities, but V busy even mid Oct. Best in dog allowed season.

Beautiful part of Cornish coastline

Jul 02nd 2019

Lovely small beach, does get busy but for good reason! Family friendly as no big drop off when in the water. Close to lovely Falmouth, good cafe and pub/restaurant as well, what more could you want!!

May 15th 2019

Stunning and unspoiled.  Love it first thing in the morning