Portscatho Beach

Visit Portscatho Beach

Portscatho Beach is a small sandy beach with rocky outcrops with views over Gerrans Bay.

Like many of the harbours and fishing villages on this part of the coast, Portscatho was once famous for pilchard fishing. Wander through the charming narrow lanes with whitewashed houses, browse the local shops and enjoy a lazy lunch in this pretty coastal village . There are plenty of amenities, pubs, cafes and restaurants..

Portscatho is on the St Mawes – Portloe – Truro bus route which makes it a great base to explore the area.

This beach is …

  • Small Sandy Beach
  • Good For Rockpooling

What to see and do

  • Explore the Village
  • Walk The Coastal Path

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Places to stay

  • Camping
  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Portscatho Beach

Beach Location

The Quay Portscatho Truro, Cornwall TR2 5HF


Nearest Train


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

Map of Portscatho Beach

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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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