Caerhays Beach, Porthluney
Otherwise known as Porthluney, Caerhays Beach is a good south facing beach of sand overlooking Gerrans Bay on the south coast of Cornwall on the Roseland Peninsula.
The beach is part of the Caerhays estate and Caerhays Castle overlooks the beach to the northwest. Swimming is normally pretty safe in the cove, but care should be taken not to swim out too far!
Porthluney overlooks Gerrans Bay and offers quite a sizeable area of sand regardless of the tide.
There are some good coast path walks from Caerhays, west to the beach and hamlet of East Portholland, or east to Hemmick Beach nestling under the imposing cliffs of Dodman Point.
There is a wide range of accommodation available nearby at Gorran Haven, Mevagissey and St Austell.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 105: Falmouth and Mevagissey, Truro and St Mawes
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: