Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Port Gaverne Beach

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Port Gaverne Rocks
Port Gaverne
Port Gaverne Beach

A small and sheltered beach on the north Cornwall coast, Port Gaverne beach is a north west facing beach in a narrow cove just east of the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac.
At low tide the beach is made up of sand and shingle with plenty of rock pools and caves. During the summer months it can often get quite busy being especially popular and safe for families. Port Gaverne is also one of a few dog friendly beaches in the area
The coastpath here provides some stunning cliff walks and views to take in, while at high tide the area is excellent as a diving beach. Port Gaverne is occasionally used by locals to launch small boats as there is a slipway and easy access from the road.
Although most facilities can be found in nearby Port Isaac there is a good pub just off the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & pebbles

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Postcode

PL29 3SQ

OS grid ref.

SX 0036 8080

Parking

The easiest place to park is in Port Isaac village which is just over a half mile walk from the beach. There is some roadside parking at Port Gaverne, but it is very limited.

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