The Beach Guide

Carlyon Bay

Carlyon Bay - Cornwall

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Carlyon Bay is a popular beach consisting of almost two miles of coarse sand. Located just outside St Austell the bay here has had a number of proposed developments over the years, most of which have not amounted to anything.

There is car parking nearby and steps down to the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter Sunday to September 30th

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • First aid point

    Nudist/naturist beach


    Nearest town

    St Austell


    PL25 3RG

    OS grid ref.

    SX 0559 5207

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Carlyon Bay Reviews

    May 26th 2019

    Lovely massive beach and the sea is usually very still as it’s a man-made beach and not got a natural tide. There’s a bar with inside seating and a fire pit for cold weather, that does DJ and bands some times and 2 food trucks on the beach too. There’s also a beach shop and a water sports centre! What more could you want on holiday on the beach!!

    What did we get wrong?