Cornwall Beach Guide

Portwrinkle Beach

Description:
At Portwrinkle there are two sand and shingle beaches with numerous rock pools and a small harbour. Portwrinkle is popular with families and the east beach at Portwrinkle (known as Finnygook Beach) can be used by experienced surfers.
Safety:
Signs warn of unstable cliffs and dangerous bathing at both Portwrinkle beaches. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There are steep paths to both Portwrinkle beaches, not suitable for wheelchairs. It takes less than 5 minutes to get from the car park to the east Portwrinkle beach.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year at Finnygook Beach. At the west beach at Portwrinkle dogs are banned from Easter Day to October 1.
Directions:
Portwrinkle is 18 miles from Plymouth. Take the A38 from Plymouth over the Tamar Bridge into South East Cornwall. At Trerulefoot, turn onto the A374 (signposted to Looe). Two miles after Polbathic turn right onto the B3247 to Crafthole (signposted to Crafthole and Portwrinkle). At Crafthole turn right at the mini-roundabout (signposted to Portwrinkle) then take the next left (again signposted to Portwrinkle) and follow the road down to Portwrinkle.
Post Code:
PL11 3BY.
Parking:
2 small car parks on the cliffs at Portwrinkle, one is private, the other council run.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Café above Finnygook Beach.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Looe (9 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Seaton (4 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Whitsand Bay (2 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly)
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