East Portholland and West Portholland are a pair of rocky covelets about two miles to the northeast of Portloe on the Roseland Peninsula on the South coast of Cornwall.
South facing the beaches consist of sand and some shingle. There is no lifeguard cover but safety equipment is present at the back of both beaches.
The coves are quite safe for swimming if undertaken on an incoming tide. Snorkelling can be enjoyable here and at low tide a number of rock pools may occupy younger members of the family.
West and East Portholland villages are little more than specks along this coast and are largely only known to walkers of the South West Coast Path. Neither can be classed as true family beaches.
Dogs are allowed at both locations all year round.
Toilets are located near the car park in East Portholland, all other facilities are to be found at Portloe almost two miles away to the south west.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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