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Crinnis Beach, nr St Austell

SATNAV: PL24     PARKING: yes     DOGS ALLOWED: no     FACILITIES: none    SPORTS: fishing


Crinnis, which is found near Carlyon Bay in St Austell, is actually a man made beach. Frequented by many local fisherman, this can be a good spot to cast out for some mackerel for supper! The beach itself is made up from clay country leftovers; basically a type of fine shingle and because it banks up quite steeply Crinnis is not really recommended for swimming. It's quite a long beach though and there is always enough space for everybody.


The beach is currently marred by an unsightly 'pre-development' stage of rusty metal shuttering piles. What used to be a fine beach now looks and feels neglected.


Crinnis is found off Carlyon Bay Rd (from A3082) approximately 4 miles outside of St Austell (see map below).

Other beaches nearby:


Par Sands          Charlestown          Polkerris          Gorran Haven          Readymoney Cove          Porthpean        

Tide Times

St Austell 3 miles, Fowey 4 miles, Mevagissey 8 miles