Not to be confused with Porth Mellon on St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Portmellon is a small, little known beach lying between Mevagissey and Gorran Haven.
The north east facing beach consists of sand and some shingle and is situated about three quarters of a mile south of Mevagissey over Polkirt Hill. The beach is seldom crowded with most visitors preferring to visit Pentewan or Gorran Haven beaches instead. The beach is quite flat and the incoming tide covers the beach quickly so take care.
There is a public house, the Rising Sun Inn just behind the beach but there are no other facilities. The beach can also be troubled by seaweed under certain conditions.
Parking is at a premium so it is better to park in Mevagissey and make your way over by some other means. Dogs are allowed on Portmellon Beach all year round.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Rescue equipment
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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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