Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 


Porth beach, Newquay - looking north towards Trevelgue Head.

The beach at Porth is ideal for families - very wide with lots of room to build the biggest and best sandcastles and then to explore the many rock pools. Porth beach is regarded as one of the safest beaches for swimming in the Newquay area. It is a narrow and shallow beach that has a long tidal drop.
Trevelgue Head, on the north side of porth beach, consists of Porth Island, joined to the mainland by a wooden footbridge spanning a narrow gap through which the sea surges at high tide. In the rock ledge just below the footbridge there is a circular bathing pool known as the Wishing Well. There are fine views from here looking south towards Newquay.

On the B3276 Newquay to Padstow road. Direct access from the car park to the beach.

Swimming & Surfing
No surfing permitted during the summer season when the lifeguards are on duty between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm. See Wannasurf report or the Magic Sea Weed report.

Ligeguards from 21st May to 25th September. Refreshments available, shop, restaurants, bar, toilet facilities, disabled access and toilets.

Council car park on the beach for up to 70 cars.

Dog Friendly
Dog ban between Easter and October 1st.

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