Cornwall Beach Guide

Porthpean Beach

Description:
Porthpean is a popular sandy beach with rock pools, very busy in late summer. Facilities are close to the beach.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access to Porthpean Beach is via a slipway.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Porthpean Beach from Easter Day to October 1.
Directions:
Porthpean is close to St Austell. Approach St Austell on the A390 from east or west and drive round the outskirts of St Austell. Between ASDA and the Mount Charles roundabout on the A390 turn onto Porthpean Road, this is signposted to Porthpean and Du Porth. Proceed on this road and take the second left (signposted to Porthpean Beach) which leads down to Porthpean Beach.
Post Code:
PL26 6AY.
Parking:
1 small car park close to Porthpean beach.
Toilets:
Yes, by the beach.
Facilities:
Beach shop.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Pentewan (3 miles, large sandy beach)
Duporth (less than 1 mile on coast path, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Charlestown (1 mile, harbour town with pebble/sandy beaches)
Carlyon Bay (2 miles, large sandy beach)
Par Sands (6 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
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