Portgiskey is a small east facing cove of sand and rocks on the South coast of Cornwall.
Little known to the casual visitor, Portgiskey is dwarfed by the larger resort of Pentewan Sands to the north, but is worth a few minutes of your time if in the area or if walking the South West Coast Path.
The main attraction of the beach, apart from its solitude is the remains of the former Pilchard Cellars just above the beach. At low tide a number of rock pools are uncovered and may provide a diversion for younger members of your group.
Portgiskey is rarely busy and is best reached from the Coast Path. The beach also gives access to much of the southerly end of Pentewan Sands, also known as Sconhoe Beach, where there is no direct public access.
No facilities - The nearest toilets, shop, pub and café are at Pentewan village.
Dog friendly, there are no restrictions on dogs at all.
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