Porthnanven Beach (St Just) (Cot Valley)
Known locally as Cot Valley, Porthnanven is a rocky little cove in the far west of Cornwall near Cape Cornwall.
The beach lies at the end of a long, winding valley which passes from lush greenery to mining-scarred terrain. Just off the coast here are the Brisons - two large islets which are home to numerous sea birds.
What makes Porthnanven special are the boulders that make up the foreshore. These huge granite rocks have been worn smooth over the years with many now almost spherical. So popular were these rocks that the council had to stop people removing them to use as garden ornaments.
Cot Valley lies on the Southwest Coast Path, and is a popular stop off for walkers.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Rock pooling
OS grid ref.
SW 3558 3088
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Porthnanven Beach (St Just) Reviews
Beautiful spot for swimming
ClareSep 08th 2021
Beautiful little cove. If you can clamber over the boulders, then access into the water is great. Smooth sand and easy for swimming.
Beautiful spot to watch the sunset