If you're looking for a peaceful retreat on the Cornwall coast, Porthcurnick Beach is a hidden gem worth checking out. Located just outside the charming village of Portscatho, this idyllic beach is a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of larger tourist destinations.
The beach is nestled in a sheltered cove and offers stunning views of Gerrans Bay. It's a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, and the clear turquoise waters are ideal for snorkelling and paddleboarding.
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Portscatho Beach is just 1km south of Porthcurnick, and is another picturesque spot to explore. The beach is a lot smaller than Porthcurnick, but it's equally as beautiful, with a small soft golden sand beach and crystal-clear waters. Portscatho village is a quintessential Cornish fishing village. It has a small harbour and a handful of shops and cafes. The village has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and visitors will be sure to receive a warm welcome from the locals. There are a number of coastal walks that start in the village, offering breathtaking views of the sea and countryside.
For those looking to venture further afield, Pendower Beach is just 2.5km north of Porthcurnick. This stunning beach stretches for over a mile. It has good parking, public facilities and a lovely cafe. It is the perfect place for a long walk or a day of beach combing.
Overall, this beach offers a perfect escape from the crowds, with plenty of stunning scenery and local charm to explore. So, pack your beach bag and head down to this delightful corner of Cornwall for a truly relaxing break.
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