Cornish Beaches

Cornwall has the largest coastline of any county in England - that's almost 300 miles of coastline.

The beaches of Cornwall are arguably amongst the finest in Europe and there are a number of beaches to choose from when you stay in an holiday apartment in Mevagissey. The small beach at Mevagissey (dependent on the tide) is on the harbour and Polstreath beach can be reached via the coastal path. Larger nearby sandy beaches include Pentewen, Gorran Haven & Portmellon. Caerhays beach is approx 5 miles away and has plenty of parking, snack shop and the bonus of Caerhays Castle. World famous surfing locations can be found at Newquay which is approx 30 mins drive from Mevagissey.

Polstreath Beach

Polstreath Beach lies less than a mile from Mevagissey and is reached via the South West Coast Path. The beach offers a quieter alternative to the bustling port around the corner and has fine golden sand and good bathing. The climb back up from the beach however is quite steep.

Pentewan Beach

Pentewan Beach is a south east-facing, sandy beach near Mevagissey. Privately owned and backed by a holiday park, it is accessible to visitors via Pentewan village. Leave your car in the village car park and take the short walk to the beach. Enjoy a traditional Cornish Cream tea in the tea-room or delicious home cooked food in 'The Ship Inn'. Refreshments and ice-creams are available from the kiosk on the beach.

PADI diving course available at the diving centre or participate in watersports including sailing, canoeing and kayaking. A cycle trail leaves from the village with cycle hire available.

Gorran Haven Beach

Gorran Haven boasts two east-facing, sandy beaches. Located 3 miles from Mevagissey, Gorran Haven is an historic fishing village sitting in the shadow of Dodman Point, a 400 foot high headland on which once stood an Iron Age hill fort.

Enjoy the Mediterranean feel, with bright skies and palm trees as you walk, cycle or drive to this beautiful cove. Boat tackle hire and deep sea angling available. Stop at The Harbours Reach coffee shop for home made pasties. Stay any longer and you can experience cocktails in the evening – low tide, high tide! Walk up the steep hill to the late 15th Century church renovated in the 1880's. Finish your day with line caught cod and chips from 'The Chippy'.

Portmellon Beach

A quieter beach, situated in a small sheltered cove, less than a mile from the centre of Mevagissey. Accessed by car or via the South West Coast Path, why not enjoy a drink in The Rising Sun pub on the waterfront.

For further information on all the beaches throughout Cornwall see the Cornwall Beach Guide and Man on a Beach websites.