Cornwall Beach Guide

Charlestown Beach

Description:
Charlestown is an interesting and historic working port with pebble & sand beaches either side of the harbour.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There are steps down to the east Charlestown beach and a short slope to the west beach.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Charlestown Beach all year.
Directions:
Charlestown is about 1 mile from St Austell. Approach St Austell on the A390 from east or west. On the A390 turn off at the Mount Charles roundabout to Charlestown (signposted to Charlestown) and follow this road down to Charlestown. Just before Charlestown harbour there is a small roundabout. Turn right for the car park.
Post Code:
PL25 3NT.
Parking:
1 small car park and also some road parking at Charlestown.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Pub, Shipwreck & Heritage Museum in Charlestown.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Pentewan (4 miles, large sandy beach)
Porthpean (1 mile, sandy beach)
Carlyon Bay (1 mile, large sandy beach)
Par Sands (5 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
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