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Porthpean Beach

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Porthpean Beach, Cornwall, PL26 6AX

Porthpean Beach

Porthpean Beach

Nestled in a tranquil cove on the south coast of Cornwall, Porthpean Beach offers a picturesque setting for a day by the sea. This small, sheltered beach is perfect for families with young children, as the calm waters are ideal for paddling and swimming.

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One of the unique features of Porthpean Beach is its geology. The beach is located on the St Austell Granite, which is one of the largest granite intrusions in Cornwall. As a result, visitors can often find interesting rocks and minerals washed up on the shore.

In addition to its natural beauty, Porthpean Beach has plenty of amenities and facilities, as well as a slipway for launching small boats.

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If you're feeling adventurous, you can take a coastal walk to explore the surrounding area. Pentewan Beach, which is known for its soft white sand and clear blue water, is just 5km south of Porthpean. And if you head 1.5km west, you'll reach Charlestown Beach, which has been featured in numerous films and TV shows, including Poldark and Doctor Who.

In summary, Porthpean Beach is a fantastic spot on the south coast of Cornwall, offering a peaceful setting and a unique geological landscape. With plenty of amenities it's the perfect destination for a family day out. Download the free Tourist Information Map and start planning your trip today!

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Mevagissey Weather
Cornish Riviera Weather
2:58 pm, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 14°C
light rain
Humidity 85 %
Pressure 1014 mb
Wind 10 mph
Wind Gust: 15 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 5:19 am
Sunset: 9:12 pm

Nearby Beaches

Distances shown are for those walking the South West Coast Path

Carlyon Beach (4km east)

Charlestown Beach (1.5km east)

Pentewan Beach (5km south)

Polstreath Beach (7km south)

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