The Beach Guide

Porthemmet Beach

  • Porthemmet Beach
    ©Cornwall Beaches

Completely fictitious beach located on the Mediterranean coast of Cornwall!

"Situated in north Cornwall, Porthemmet is the largest beach in the county. Due to an influx from the Gulf Stream, Porthemmet has very warm waters and looks more like a tropical paradise than a beach in the UK"

The name is derived from the Cornish words porth and emmet and translates as porth of the emmet!

For more info head to the Porthemmet Beach official website

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

The original cast of Bay Watch still work here!

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed (but only nice ones)

dog friendly beaches »

OS grid ref.

SW 7452 6205


Nanny Ogg's Pasty Shop serves a mean pasty and rumor has it Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver are opening a beach cafe here