Carrick Roads, Truro - Falmouth Area
Carrick Roads, Truro - Falmouth Area

Truro - Falmouth Area Beaches


Durgan

Durgan Beach is a small, south facing, sand and shingle beach with excellent views across the Helford estuary.

There is no beach at high water.

At low water there are rock pools to explore.

Swimming is possible on an incoming tide. Beware of currents which occur on a changing tide.

Interesting for snorkelling.

No lifeguard service and no safety equipment.

Accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs via a slipway.

Durgan beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

Dinghies and small boats can be launched from the slipway.

Toilets are available near the beach

Durgan beach is a half mile (480 metres) from the car park




Falmouth

Falmouth has a number of fine beaches near the town: Castle Beach; Gyllyngvase; Swanpool and Maenporth.

Gyllyngvase Beach



Gyllyngvase is the main beach of Falmouth. It is a wide sandy beach. You can walk to it from the town. Facilities include a cafe, shop, gardens, toilets and parking - car park close to the beach and some parking on Cliff Road.

Blue Flag award.

Dogs are not allowed on Gyllyngvase beach between Easter Day and 30th September but it is dog friendly between 1st October and Easter when dogs are allowed.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Gyllyngvase beach from mid May to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.




Castle Beach



Castle Beach is a small beach which is a mixture of sand and rocks. It has rock pools. Facilities include toilets near to the beach, car park at Gyllyngvase beach from where you can walk to Castle beach or at Pendennis Point and road parking on Cliff Road, shop. There is no lifeguard service.

Dogs are not allowed on Castle beach between Easter Day and 30th September but it is dog friendly between 1st October and Easter when dogs are allowed.


Swanpool Beach



Swanpool Beach is a sheltered sandy beach outside of Falmouth. Facilities include toilets, car park, cafe and a shop. The beach is easily accessible from the parking area. No lifeguard service.

Dogs are not allowed on Swanpool beach between Easter Day and October 1st, other than to cross the beach on a lead but it is dog friendly between 1st October and Easter when dogs are allowed on the beach without a lead with responsible owners.




Maenporth Beach



Maenporth is a sheltered sandy beach a short drive from Falmouth. The beach has easy access from the car park. Facilities include toilets, cafe and car park.

Some lifeguard cover provided by the Falmouth Surf Life Saving Club.
Dogs are not allowed on Maenporth beach between Easter Sunday and 30th September but it is dog friendly between October and Easter when dogs are allowed.







Flushing

Kiln Quay Beach also known as Trefusis Beach or Flushing Beach

A rocky beach with some areas of sand. There is also a disused quay.

Kiln Quay Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

No toilets

No lifeguard service

There is a slipway onto the beach.

The nearest shops are at Flushing.



Gorran Haven

Gorran Haven Beach and Little Perhaver Beach

Both beaches are east facing and good for swimming. At low water the beaches are joined.
The beaches are easily accessible and popular with families.
At high tide the beaches disappear. Kayaking is very popular here.

There is some good snorkelling on the other side of the harbour around Cadycrowse Rocks and also on the far side of Little Perhaver. There are a few rock pools.

No lifeguard service.


Gorran Beach

A slipway gives access to the beach.

There is rescue equipment above Gorran Beach.

Facilities include a beach shop and pub. Toilets are located 50m from Gorran Beach opposite the Old Custom House. Large car park.

Gorran Beach is about 400m from the car park.

Gorran Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round but they must be kept on leads.

Wheelchair and pushchair accessible.


Little Perhaver Beach

Walk down the road from the car park and turn left onto Church Road.
After 90m there is a path on the right adjacent to Zion Cottage. Follow the path for 100m and go down the steps to Little Perhaver Beach. Alternatively, at low tide you can access this beach by walking across Gorran Beach.

Little Perhaver Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

No lifeguard service.



Mevagissey

Mevagissey does not have a beach of its own as it is a fishing harbour. The nearest beach is at Portmellon which is within walking distance of Mevagissey of around 20 minutes.

The beach has a seasonal dog ban. Dogs are not allowed on Portmellon Beach during July, August and September. Toilets, car parking and other facilities at Mevagissey. No lifeguard service.



Porthbean Beach

Porthbean Beach with its golden sand is a hidden treasure on The Roseland near Portscatho.

The name is from the Cornish words 'porth' meaning bay and 'bean' meaning little.

Porthbean is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its biological diversity.

This beautiful beach is very quiet as it cannot be accessed by road. The only way to get to it is walking from the coast path or by parking on a minor road and following a public footpath to the coast.

There is no lifeguard cover, no facilities and no toilets at the beach. The nearest facilities are at Portscatho.

Porthbean Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.



Portholland

Portholland has two separate coves at high tide which are joined by golden sand at low tide. At low water the beaches merge into one large sandy beach with a few rocks and stones near the high water mark. There are some rock pools to explore. Swimming is possible on an incoming tide. Neither beach is suitable for surfing. Good for kayaking and sailing. At high tide snorkelling is good in the area between the two beaches.

West Portholland Beach

A small stone and shingle beach at high tide becoming sandy at low water.
A stream crosses the beach. Access to the beach is level.

West Portholland Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

No RNLI Service. There is rescue equipment above the beach.

Parking space for only a few cars.


East Portholland Beach

A large, sandy beach at low tide. There is no beach at high water. Access to the beach is via a short slipway.

A stream crosses the beach..

The beach is backed by a sea defence wall over which the stream cascades.
There are toilets behind the Chapel.

No RNLI Service. There is rescue equipment above the beach.

East Portholland Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

A larger car park. Refreshments are available during the main season.



Portloe

Portloe Beach

At low tide Portloe has a sheltered, sandy beach but there is no beach at high water.
A stream flows down the valley and across the beach.

Swimming is safe within the cove.
At high water the rocks around Portloe are good for diving and snorkelling.
Not a surfing beach.

There is a slipway which can be used to launch dinghies, kayaks and other small craft.

There is safety equipment above the beach.

No lifeguard service.

Portloe Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year.

Public toilets are available on the coast path towards on the east of the cove towards Jacka Point.

Local facilities include a post office.



Portscatho

Portscatho beach is small east facing beach with a mixture of sand and pebbles.


Facilities include car parking, toilets and shops in the village.

There is no lifeguard service but rescue equipment is available.

There are two other beaches within a mile.

Porthcurnick beach is a half mile to the north of Portscatho. The beach is sandy. It has its own car parking which is accessed from Curgurrell on the A3078 or you can walk from Portscatho.

There is no lifeguard service but rescue equipment is available.

The beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

The other nearby beach, Porthbean, is one mile from Portscatho. Accessed by walking from Portscatho along the coast path or by foot path from Trewithian.



St Anthony Head

St Anthony Head most well known for its lighthouse has two small sandy beaches.


Great Molunan beach and Little Molunan beach are very close to each other and a short walk from St Anthony Head.

Car parking and toilets at St Anthony Head.

No lifeguard service.

St Anthony Head beaches on the map



St Mawes

St Mawes has two beaches Summers or Freshwater beach and Tavern Beach.



Summers Beach also known as Freshwater beach, is sandy and larger than Tavern. It receives more visitors because of its proximity to the car park.

Tavern beach is close to the castle.

Facilities in the town of St Mawes include car parking, toilets, shops and cafes.

There is no lifeguard service but rescue equipment is available.

There are seasonal dog bans on both beaches between Easter and October 1st. From 1st October to Easter the beaches are dog friendly.

St Mawes Beaches on the map



St Michael Caerhays

St Michael Caerhays beach is known as Porthluney Cove. A sandy beach, popular with families and good for swimming.



The beach is sheltered and south facing.

There is no lifeguard service but rescue equipment is available.

Facilities include car parking, toilets and a shop.

The beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.




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