On the south coast of Cornwall, Pentewan Beach is a gorgeous stretch of golden sand, popular with both residents and holidaymakers. This family-friendly beach is located in the charming village of Pentewan, just a short drive from St Austell. Boasting crystal clear waters and ample beach, so there is plenty of space for everyone to relax and unwind.
What makes this beach also special is its rich history. Once a bustling port that exported china clay from nearby quarries, the remnants of Pentewan Beach's industrial past are still visible today. The old harbour walls can be seen, and it is from this harbour that clay was transported to waiting ships.
While Pentewan Beach is steeped in history, it also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. With calm waters that are perfect for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding, there are endless ways to stay active and enjoy the stunning scenery. Of course, if you'd rather just soak up the sun and relax, there are plenty of secluded coves and quiet spots to do just that.
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If you're planning a trip to Pentewan Beach, don't miss the chance to explore the surrounding area. Just 2km south lies Polstreath Beach, a peaceful alternative to the busier shores of Pentewan. And if you venture 5km north, you'll come across Porthpean Beach, another family-friendly destination. With so many stunning beaches to choose from, you're sure to have a fantastic time exploring this part of Cornwall.
With so much to see and do, Pentewan Beach is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Cornwall's stunning coast.
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