For the purposes of this guide, Mid Cornwall is the south
Cornwall coast stretching from the Fowey Estuary to Falmouth.
There are plenty of beaches here and some very nice seaside
towns to visit.
the east of the area is the town of Fowey which is well
worth a visit. At Fowey there is a small beach called Readymoney
Beach. From Fowey the coast stretches west to St Austell
Bay and there are beaches here, the cove at Polridmouth
and the small fishing village at Polkerris.
There are a good selection of beaches in St Austell Bay
including the huge sandy beach at
Par Sands and also Carlyon
Bay, Spit Beach, Porthpean,
Duporth and Pentewan.
Also a must visit is the harbour of Charlestown,
famed for film and TV production and there are two small
beaches at Charlestown.
Further south in St Austell Bay is the picturesque town
of Mevagissey and there are nearby beaches at Polstreath
South of Mevagissey, the coastline stretches south to the
fishing village of Gorran Haven
and then to Vault Beach and
West of Dodman Point are Veryan Bay and Gerrans Bay. This
area is rather remote from the main roads and it can be
difficult to find your way through the lanes. There are
certainly some nice beaches, including Hemmick
and the fishing village of Portloe.
Further west into Gerrans Bay are the large sandy beaches
at Carne Beach and
Further south there are a number of nice beaches on the
Roseland Peninsula, including Porthcurnick
Beach, the fishing village of Portscatho,
Towan Beach, Porthbeor
Beach. There is fine walking around St
Anthony Head and the town of St
Mawes is worth a visit, with two nice beaches.
Across the Carrick Roads is the big harbour town of Falmouth
and there are some popular beaches south of Falmouth including
Castle Beach, Gyllyngvase
Beach, Swanpool Beach
Falmouth is the village of Flushing and a small rocky and
sand beach at Kiln Quay Beach.
Also in the Carrick Roads estuary is the small beach at
south of Falmouth is the beautiful Helford River and there
are stretches of beach on the north bank, including Durgan
and Helford Passage.
Access to Mid Cornwall is via the A390 from St Austell to
Truro and from Truro you can pick up the A39 to Falmouth.