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Porthpean Beach

Porthpean Beach Road, St Austell PL26 6AU, England
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Small, manageable with very helpful line cafe/shop

Nice small, narrow beach served by one shop/cafe and a small car park. Unfortunately we took... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wallasey, United Kingdom
via mobile
worst beach ever

got to beach bit of trek down got on beach it was dirty and rock hard rocks all over which really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“small beach” (14 reviews)
“rock pools” (27 reviews)
“lovely beach” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Porthpean Beach Road, St Austell PL26 6AU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice small, narrow beach served by one shop/cafe and a small car park. Unfortunately we took direction from our rented cottage (with a pram) and ended up arriving 60 minutes later with no top on, 1/2 stone lighter, shaking like an MFI wardrobe and hollow,...More

Thank Clicelillie
Reviewed 4 days ago

got to beach bit of trek down got on beach it was dirty and rock hard rocks all over which really hurt our feet it was chatty very disappointed in it so my advise to anyone reading this if you value your feet DON'T GO

Thank jerryleenottingham
Reviewed 4 days ago

Being the main beach we've found in St Austell, it does get very busy on here, so be prepared to be sitting close to everyone else!

Thank DiggaDayd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we had time after visiting the Eden project we thought we'd fit in an impromptu beach visit. I am so glad we did. This beach is stunning, nestling in its own isolate cove. The views on a sunny day were beautiful. We were visiting...More

Thank Gio7104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a gorgeous beach and well worth the look. We went on the South West Coastal path for a walk too. The views were stunning

Thank sarah f
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A bit off the beaten track, with large car park. Facilities include a shop and toilets (not open until Easter). Peaceful and quiet on a Monday morning in May.

Thank Itchy306
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Porthpean beach is about half a mile down from a broad cliff top affording spectacular views of the bay, today with a tall ship quietly weighing anchor off shore, its white sails furled. The road to the beach is single track with passing places and...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great beach once the tide is out for rock pooling and catching crabs. You can walk along the cliff top to Charlestown as well. The cafe sells very tasty ice creams and there are toilets blocks.

Thank Finchyholidays
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went her to walk our dog as out of season. Other dog walkers and ramblers. This beach is on a coastal path from Charlestown which is 1 mile away along the cliff edge. This is a mainly sandy beach but has one end which is...More

Thank shereeo314
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we visit Cornwall for a walk. Busy this visit as it turned out to be a lovely February afternoon with warm sunshine. Great beach for kids, adults alike. Not so great for disabled as access is difficult. To get to...More

2  Thank Michelle m
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Please can you tell me if this is a dog friendly beach? Thanks
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jamiechandler | Property representative |
No I'm afraid dogs are only permitted end of October until Easter.