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. Close to St Austell, Carlyon Bay is currently the scene of extensive building works, which are part of a two hundred and fifty million pound tourist development. There is car parking nearby and steps down to the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

Dogs are banned.

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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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