Cornwall Beaches - Pentewan, Carlyon Bay, Porthpean & Par

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CORNISH RIVIERA BEACHES
Pentewan, Carlyon Bay, Par Sands, Readymoney Cove
 

This section of the Cornish coastline offers some spectacular coastal scenery and good family beaches.

St Austell Bay has some fantastic beaches, Porthpean and Carylon Bay, popular with families for their excellent facilities, soft golden sand and safe bathing.

Further east is the bustling harbour town of Fowey with its many shops, restaurants and cafes. There is also a regular ferry service across the estuary to Polruan.

 
Pentewan Sands - Cornwall
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  PENTEWAN SANDS

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets in the Village
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

A wide sandy beach, over half a mile long. The surrounding area is occupied by the Pentewan Sands Caravan Park, which allows visitors to utilise its facilities upon payment for parking. Flat, easy access to the beach. East facing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 17' 18.73"
W4º 47' 10.46"

 
Porthpean Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHPEAN

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

Attractive, east facing beach of sand, easily accessed via a slight incline from the car park. Popular with families because of its safe bathing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 19' 22.13"
W4º 46' 03.56"

 
Carlyon Bay - Cornwall
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CARLYON BAY

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A long south facing bay of soft sand which is currently being re-developed, althoug the beach is still accessible. Easily accessed from adjoining parking area. Polgaver Bay, at the far eastern end of the bay was Cornwall's first official naturist beach.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 20' 14.31"
W4º 44' 10.93"

 
Par Sands - Cornwall
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PAR SANDS

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A large expanse of firm sand and dunes even at high tide. Popular in summer, this south facing beach is easily reached from the adjacent parking area.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 20' 52.00"
W4º 41' 23.99"

 
Polkerris Beach - Cornwall
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POLKERRIS

 

  • Car park a short walk from beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

An attractive, small curved sandy beach in the shelter of a harbour wall. Popular with families because of its safe bathing. Easily reached from parking area via short, inclined walk.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 20' 23.91"
W4º 40' 45.74"

 
Polridmouth Cove - Cornwall
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POLRIDMOUTH COVE

 

  • National Trust car park
  • Dogs allowed

A pleasant sandy south facing cove largely covered at high tide. Reached via a 10 minute walk from the parking area down an unmade track. Accessible by pushchair with some difficulty. No facilities.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 19' 43.58"
W4º 40' 32.47"

 
Readymoney Cove - Cornwall
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READYMONEY COVE

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • No dogs Easter to October

A small and sheltered, sandy cove overlooking the Fowey Estuary. Limited space at high tide. Accessible by path via a 5 minute walk from parking area.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 19' 56.18"
W4º 38' 50.66"

 

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