Cornwall Beach Guide

Porth Joke Beach

Description:
Porth Joke Beach is a narrow cove with plenty of sand at low tide. Popular in summer, but parking is some distance from Porth Joke Beach and there are no facilities or toilets.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
The Porth Joke car park is a 10 minute walk from the beach. The path to the beach is sloping in places.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:
Porth Joke Beach is about 4 miles from Newquay. On the A30 near Indian Queens turn onto the A39 at the Highgate Hill roundabout. Proceed on the A39 north until the next roundabout then take the 2nd left (signposted to Newquay) onto the A392. Follow the A392 through Quintrell Downs and then to the outskirts of Newquay. Cross one roundabout and at a second roundabout, turn left onto the A3075 (signposted to Crantock). Shortly after the roundabout, turn right (again signposted to Crantock). Follow this road for about a mile and at a junction turn right (signposted to Crantock and Crantock Beach). Continue on this road and drive through Crantock village and shortly after Crantock turn left onto the road to Treago farm. Drive through the farm and follow the track until the National Trust car park and walk to Porth Joke beach (note that at Treago farm there is a gate crossing the track which you will need to open & close). Alternatively drive to West Pentire and park there. Then there are paths to Porth Joke.
Post Code:
TR8 5SE.
Parking:
1 small NT car park at Porth Joke. 2 slightly larger car parks at West Pentire.
Toilets:
No.
Facilities:
None.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Perranporth (8 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Holywell Bay (4 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly)
Crantock (1 mile, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Fistral Beach (5 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Newquay (5 miles, seaside town with sandy beaches, surfing, part dog friendly)
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