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The view!!

Such a beautiful place... I had been out strolling through the lanes and stumbled across the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Lovely Beach

Took the dogs here on the only sunny day in December and fell in love with the place! Lovely quiet... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Roche, United Kingdom
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Porthpean Beach Road, St Austell PL26 6AU, England
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All reviews rock pools small beach lovely beach car park short walk to the beach coastal path high tide small kiosk small country usual beach shop cafe passing places water sports steep slope soft sand safe beach kayak hire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place... I had been out strolling through the lanes and stumbled across the beach! Beautiful - dogs were on the beach so I'm guessing it was allowed as I know some others during April to October dont allow dogs. The fresh sea...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 932emzc
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Took the dogs here on the only sunny day in December and fell in love with the place! Lovely quiet long beach and the dogs loved the swim. Will definitely go back!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Long golden sands that are perfect for families but will appeal also to water sports enthusiasts and people who only want a pleasant stroll. Backed by a massive holiday park but only adds to the facilities available. Great beach bar/restaurant and more choice available in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Judith L
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We went to this secluded beach at the end of Oct and it was a joy. We sat on the beach and watched two seals playing only yards from us. Hardly anybody around but I can imagine a very popular location in the summer months.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Percypig2015
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We stopped here for only about 45 minutes whilst staying at St Austell. Very pretty secluded beach. Parking available with pay and display just off the beach. Nothing to do here but we watching a few people with boats which looked fun. Nice for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirsty P
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Great place to just enjoy, there is not much going on here but why would you need anything more than a beautiful beach and the sea.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Maud F
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little beach off the beaten path. The reason we went here was because it has the location from About Time, a film by the director and writer of Love Actually. beautiful house overlooking the beach. Secluded, quiet(October) and relaxing. A beautiful cove. Worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrMTrim
Reviewed October 13, 2018

First visited about 15 years ago & not much has changed. A beautiful spot even just to sit & watch the sea at high tide. Soft sand & dog friendly out of season. Big par park & short walk to the beach. Looks like has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 223vickit
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This beach has the softest sand, fabulous facilities and is a perfect way to enjoy a relaxing time. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hellen F
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Two friends and I had the most magical hour kayaking off Porthpean beach. The assistant there at the kayaking hut on the beach was really helpful and advised us to follow the coast, fully instructing us where we could and could not go. She said...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joanne L
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October 25, 2018|
Response from cliffandjo | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know at this beach but from Padstow there are some great trips to be had.
October 21, 2018|
Response from JDT1204 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive down to drop off
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from SarahWilliamsTripAdv | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We had a great one on New Year’s Day! Thanks