Porthluney Cove

Visit Porthluney Cove

Also known as Caerhays Beach, Porthluney Cove is a secluded sandy on the South Cornwall coast that offers visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty and convenient amenities. This privately owned, south-facing beach boasts a long stretch of soft, golden sand that’s ideal for sunbathing, picnicking, and building sandcastles.

One of the unique features of Porthluney Cove is its stunning backdrop. As you relax on the sand, you’ll be treated to views of the magnificent Caerhays Castle. This architectural gem, along with its extensive gardens and woodland, is open for visits at certain times, offering a perfect complement to your beach day.

The gently sloping beach and shallow waters make Porthluney Cove exceptionally safe for younger visitors, allowing families to relax and enjoy their day by the sea with peace of mind.

Water enthusiasts will find plenty to love here. The clear, calm waters are perfect for swimming, while the sheltered cove provides excellent conditions for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced water sports enthusiast, Porthluney Cove offers a fantastic setting to enjoy these activities.

When you need a break from the sun and sea, head to the small café on the left side of the beach. Open throughout the summer, it’s the perfect spot to grab a refreshing drink or a quick bite to eat.

Porthluney Cove is dog-friendly all year round. From April to October, visitors are requested to keep their furry friends on leads, when it gets busy.

This beach is …

  • South Facing
  • Great for walks

What to see and do

  • Soak up the sun on the huge beach
  • Visit Caerhays Castle

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Places to stay

  • Camping
  • Holiday Cottage

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Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Porthluney Beach

Beach Location

Saint Austell PL26 6LY


There is a large Pay and display carparkright next to the beach

Nearest Train


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

Map of Porthluney Beach

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