Porthmelgan Beach

Visit Porthmelgan Beach

Follow the coastal path north from Whitesands bay towards St Davids Head and you will reach Porthmelgan Beach. This secluded sandy cove can only be reached from the coast path. There are no facilities here and the land behind is rural.

As with much of this stretch of coast there are strong currents and can be dangerous to swim too far out. On a warm day though, it is ideal for paddling about.

This beach is …

  • A Secluded Cove
  • Safe For Paddling

What to see and do

  • Go Kayaking

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Porthmelgan Beach

Beach Location


Nearest Train


Getting to the beach

Map of Porthmelgan Beach

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