Porthleven Beach

Long stretch of coarse sand to the south of Porthleven harbour. Shelves steeply meaning there is only a small beach at high tide.

Swimming here is not recommended at best and often extremely dangerous. The notorious Loe Bar stretch has claimed many lives over the years.

Porthleven is known as one of the best surf spots in the UK. However access is difficult and the reef is shallow and dangerous - experienced surfers only.

Type of beach

Shingle

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter to October. Dog bins are provided.

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Activities

  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Pier

Nearest town

Helston

Postcode

TR13 9ER

OS grid ref.

SW 6327 2523

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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