Porth Nanven

Visit Porth Nanven

Porth Nanven, (also known as Cot Valley Beach or Dinosaur Egg Beach), is a dramatic location with ususual smooth bolders scattered over the beach. This is a beautiful part of the coast and great for hiking.

The only way to get to the beach is to follow the footpaths.

Looking out to sea, there are two off-shore rock formations known as The Brisons.

Keep walking along and you will reach another small cove called Progo Beach. If the tide is out you can see the arch formed in the rock.

This beach is …

  • A Pebble Beach
  • Great For Exploring

What to see and do

  • Explore the local coastline
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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Porth Nanven

Beach Location

Cot Valley, St. Just, Cornwall, St Just TR19 7NS


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


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

Map of Porth Nanven

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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