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 the 1st April until 31st October

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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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