The Beach Guide

Charlestown Beach

Charlestown Beach - Cornwall

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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  • Slipway

Nearest town

St Austell


PL25 3NX

OS grid ref.

SX 0405 5158

Water quality

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Charlestown Beach Reviews

Over sold - Under delivered...

May 30th 2019

Overpriced parking, essentially just a mini tourist trap for fans of BBC period dramas.

The beach and harbor feel more policed than cared for. I think that Charlestown has lost its appeal.

Compared to the many other, far more attractive and cleaner coastal towns, villages and beaches along the south coast, this really isn’t worth the price of parking..

What did we get wrong?