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“Lovely family beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Porthpean Beach

Porthpean Beach
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
manchester
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely family beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

As many days here as weather allows.Shop, toilet, nice enclosed small beach, popular with families but quiet and clean. A beach tent and then you're sorted for the day.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fab family beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent sunny afternoon there with family( children and Grandparents)- all thought was great. Easy to park-£3 and then steep walk down to beach. Narrow when tide in and did get more crowded as day went on. Sea beautifully clear though - ice cream kiosk and toilets always useful. Would def recommend and hope to go back there again.

Visited August 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Peaceful beach, clear water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Just add everyone else has said. A lovely little beach without the nose and bustle of shops and arcades. Public toilets, a drinks and ice cream kiosk, sand and rock pools and a convenient, inexpensive car park.

Visited July 2013
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Brixham, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely unspoilt beach with a great little cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We left Charlestown to go for stroll and stumbled upon this lovely beach hiding behind a small headland It is a mecca for . families who like back to basics beach days and also dinghy sailors and bodyboarders alike. We just sat and enjoyed watching everyone having a great time in the summer sun and it really reminded us of childhood days! You can take a car almost down to the actual beach but it is a lovely walk. On the shoreline there is also a very reasonably priced cafe serving the usual drinks , icecreams and snacks with a welcome smile which just adds to Porthpeans charms

Visited June 2013
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Great beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Fairly discreet, easily accessible with parking at the top of a sloping path. Clean beach. Apart from at low tide it was possible to reach swimming depth pretty quickly. Gentle rollers. Interesting rocks at the cliff foot to explore.

Visited July 2013
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