Carlyon Bay

Visit Carlyon Bay

Carlyon Bay area includes three beaches, Crinnis Beach, Shorthorn Beach and Polgaver Beach. The South West Coast Path runs along the cliff top and along the golf course, which surrounds the bay.

Did you Know? Much of the sand on the beach is actually waste material from the china clay industry known as “stent”

At the far eastern end of the bay was Cornwall’s first official nudist beach! The Polgaver Naturist Bay was officially opened by the comedian Freddie Starr in 1971, however Polgaver is no longer a naturist beach.

This beach is …

  • Dog friendly
  • Off the beaten track

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Carlyon Bay

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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