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Porthleven Beach, nr Helston

SATNAV: TR13     PARKING: yes     DOGS ALLOWED: yes (except Easter-Oct)     FACILITIES: yes     SPORTS: surfing

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Porthleven beach is a huge expanse of sand not far from The Loe & Helston.


Frequented by many surfers, this is more of an experienced surf dude location as the waves break onto a shallow, sharp reef, and hold a lot of power. The reef to the right hand side of the harbour is considered one of the best breaks in the country as it goes - waves often exceed 2 metres here.


There are plenty of local facilities available too, and it was announced in October 2014, that the celebrity chef Rick Stein is to open a restaurant in Porthleven!


RNLI lifeguard Summer cover daily from 7 July to 2 September.

Other beaches nearby:


Prussia Cove          Praa Sands          Mullion Cove          Kynance Cove          Mounts Bay

Tide Times

Helston 3 miles, Camborne 10 miles, Penzance 12 miles