"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthpean Beach

Porthpean is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote sandy beach, approximately 290 metres wide, surrounded by cliffs and hills.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Austell

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SX032506

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthpean Beach

  • Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre (1m)
  • Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (1m)
  • Kids Kingdom Ltd (1m)
  • St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre (1m)
  • Pine Lodge Gardens & Nursery (2m)
  • Ozzell Bowl (2m)
  • Cornwall FootballGolf Park (2m)
  • Kidzworld Indoor Play (2m)
  • Eden Project (3m)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (3m)
  • The China Clay Museum (4m)
  • Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park (4m)
  • Mevagissey Folk Museum (4m)
  • World of Model Railways (4m)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (5m)
  • Polmassick Vineyard (5m)

Tourist Information

St Austell
Tourist Information Centre
Southbourne Road
Cornwall
England
PL25 4RS

Phone 01726 879 500
Email tic@cornish-riviera.co.uk
http://www.cornish-riviera.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Tuesday 16 October

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
W
Pressure 1013
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Accomodation near Porthpean Beach

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Tell us what you think about Porthpean Beach

Once known for pilchard fishing, Porthpean is now popular among families seeking a safe sheltered beach. The cliffs to the east of this fine sandy beach are extensively used by nesting birds, whilst the rock pools to its west provide ample opportunity for kids to looks for starfish, crabs and shrimp.

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