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Porthpean Beach, nr St Austell

SATNAV: PL24     PARKING: yes     DOGS ALLOWED: no     FACILITIES: limited    SPORTS: sailing, kayaking, swimming

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Porthpean beach is home to a local sailing club and this is a popular location for those wanting to kayak around this part of the coastline. When the tide is out there are a number of rock-pools to explore too.


Parking is close to the beach, and although there are toilets on site there are few other facilities available close by other than the beach shop - St Austell or Charlestown will be the nearest towns. The beach is popular with families who have younger children and it is also sheltered somewhat.


Porthpean is found off Porthpean Beach Rd (via Porthpean Rd) approximately 1 mile outside of St Austell (see map below).

Other beaches nearby:


Par Sands          Charlestown          Polkerris          Gorran Haven          Readymoney Cove      

Tide Times

Charlestown 1.5 miles, St Austell 2.5 miles, Par 5 miles