Porthallack Beach, part of the Trerose Estate, lies on the north shore of the Helford River just to the north west of Toll Point. A south west facing beach it lies about a mile southwest of Mawnan Smith.
The beach consists of small flattened pebbles with a little bit of sand with the main feature being a small boathouse and slipway. The coast path passes behind the beach and continues along the low cliffs west to Durgan and Helford Passage or southeast to Toll Point.
Porthallack beach is seldom crowded and is ideal for family picnics and safe bathing on a rising tide. Porthallack also has a good reputation with anglers and snorkelling along the shore here can be good given the right conditions.
The beach is best accessed by parking in the small car park adjacent to Mawnan Church and then walking the half mile or so to the waters edge.
There are no facilities at Porthallack although it is dog friendly.
Please Note: The boathouse and slipway on Porthallack Beach is private property.
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✔ Dogs permitted
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