Cornwall Beach Guide

Penzance Beach

Description:
Penzance is a large seaside town with many facilities. To the north of Penzance harbour is a sandy beach (called Eastern Green) which stretches to Marazion at low tide. To the south west of the harbour there is a pebble & sand beach by the promenade. There is also an outdoor swimming pool by Penzance seafront.
Safety:
Signs warn of submerged objects and slippery rocks. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access to Penzance Beach is via steps and sloping paths.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Penzance beach from 1st May to 30th September (8am to 7pm). Dogs allowed all year at Eastern Green.
Directions:
Penzance is 27 miles from Truro and 14 miles from Helston. From the north east take the A30 and at Hayle follow the directions for Penzance. Shortly after Crowlas there is the Newtown roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout (signposted to Penzance) to stay on the A30 and at the next roundabout take the second left for Penzance (again signposted to Penzance). At the next roundabout take the 1st left for Penzance town centre (the 2nd left follows the A30 around the outskirts of Penzance). In Penzance turn left and follow the road by the harbour and promenade for the various car parks.
Post Code:
TR18 2LR.
Parking:
3 car parks by the seafront. There is also road parking by Penzance promenade.
Toilets:
3 toilets by Penzance seafront.
Facilities:
Shops, cafés, hotels, amusement arcade, gardens, museum, skateboad park, childrens playground, outdoor swimming pool.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Praa Sands (8 miles, sandy beach, surfing)
Perranuthnoe (5 miles, sandy beach)
Marazion (5 miles, seaside town with sandy beach)
Long Rock (2 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
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