Porthluney Cove

Porthluney Cove - Cornwall
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Porthluney is a sheltered sandy cove near Dodman Point. Overlooked by Caerhays Castle, the cove is part of the Caerhays estate. There is easy access and safe swimming.

Despite it being listed as a nudist/naturist beach in several places I have yet to find any evidence that it is. Generally considered a family beach so would not imagine this would be appreciated.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year.

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Facilities

  • Shop

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

St Austell

Postcode

PL26 6LX

OS grid ref.

SW 9737 4124

Water quality

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Porthluney Cove Reviews

Car park awful

Apr 26th 2021

So sad. Love this beach, but ugly car park signs and machines make it so commercial now. Such a shame! I’m a local, but going to find somewhere else where the environment hasn’t been spoilt.

Terrible parking charges

Love the beach
Oct 22nd 2020

The car park to this beach changed this year to an ANPR system which has turned out to be terrible. There is now no free parking at all throughout the year. There are lots of large signs and cameras which have completely spolit this area of natural beauty. Greedy land owners at there worst. Lots of people getting fines when they get home from their holidays. Read Trip advisor for more information. Much nicer beaches to go to. Shame but I will not be visiting again. Cafe will go out of business as the locals are super annoyed too.

Oct 09th 2020

Parking, shop, toilet, rock pools what more would you want.

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