Cornwall Beaches - Roseland Peninsula, St Mawes, Gorran Haven, Portholland, Vault & Hemmick

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ROSELAND PENINSULA BEACHES
St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula & Gorran Haven

Few places in Cornwall can compare with the Roseland Peninsula - one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of the British Isles. Lovely beaches and cliffs, delightful rivers and countryside, pretty villages and hamlets all make the Roseland the perfect holiday setting.

Gorran Haven to the east is an unspoilt seaside village with a popular beach offering some of the safest bathing the County. Further east is the thriving fishing port of Mevagissey with its picturesque harbour and abundance of accommodation, pubs/restaurants, shops and cafes.

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St Mawes Beach - Cornwall
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ST MAWES

 

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

Several small south facing beaches are revealed at lower states of the tide in the small attractive harbourside community. A seasonal pleasure trip service and foot ferry operate between Falmouth and St Mawes.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 09' 34.00"
W5º 00' 49.87"

 
Towan Beach - Roseland Peninsula
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TOWAN

 

  • National Trust car park
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed

Rarely crowded south east facing beach comprising of a deceptively large crescent of sand/pebble with rock pools at low tide. Access via a 250 yard path from parking area.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 09' 28.05"
W4º 59' 11.78"

 
Porthcurnick Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHCURNICK

 

  • Car park 5 min walk from beach
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed

A wide, south east facing cove of sand just north of Portscatho fishing village. Reached via a five minute walk from the parking area. Other smaller beaches available in and around Portscatho at low tide. Accessed via coastal path.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 10' 59.06"
W4º 58' 32.57"

 
Pendower Beach - Cornwall
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PENDOWER

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A large, popular south facing family beach of sand. Rocks revealed between Pendower and Carne at low tide. Access from adjacent parking areas. Excellent views over Gerrans Bay to Nare Head on the one side and Portscatho and beyond on the other.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 12' 24.98"
W4º 56' 49.49"

 
Carne Beach - Cornwall
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CARNE

 

  • National Trust car park
  • Toilets
  • Dogs allowed

A continuation of Pendower Beach, Carne at low tide offers a good area of sand and shingle with rocks at either end of the beach. However, at periods of high tide the beach is considerably reduced. Good views over Gorrans Bay. South facing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 12' 28.62"
W4º 56' 12.52"

 
Portholland Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHOLLAND

 

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

Two (east and west) south facing sandy beaches beaches with rock pools. Are completely covered at high tide. Easy level access on the west side and a slipway on the east.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 14' 10.23"
W4º 51' 44.63"

 
Porthluney Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHLUNEY

 

  • Car park adjacent to beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A sheltered, south facing sandy beach in an attractive cove. Very popular with families throughout the year. Overlooked by Caerhays Castle, a striking private residence. Parking behind the beach allows easy level access.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 14' 16.13"
W4º 50' 31.54"

 
Hemmick Beach - Cornwall
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HEMMICK

 

  • Car park
  • Dogs allowed

A small, pleasant (but fairly isolated) south west facing cove of sand. Limited parking and reached by very narrow country lanes. No facilities.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 13' 49.96"
W4º 48' 47.60"

 
Vault Beach - Cornwall
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VAULT

 

  • National Trust car park
  • Toilets at Gorran Haven
  • No dogs Easter to October
  • Nudist Area

Secluded and rarely busy, Vault Beach provides a long strip of sand and shingle with rocks at low tide. Access from parking via a 10 minute walk. Though accessible there are probably easier beaches in the area for those with pushchairs. South east facing. This beach is used by naturists

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 14' 12.74"
W4º 47' 28.09"

 
Gorran Haven Beach - Cornwall
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GORRAN HAVEN

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A wide, attractive east facing beach of sand easily accessed via a slight incline from the car park. Popular with families becasue of its safe bathing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 14' 25.09"
W4º 47' 27.59"

 

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