Beaches in Truro, Cornwall

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Truro. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Loe Beach (Feock) (4 miles)

    Loe Beach (Feock) © Nick Macneill | BY-SA

    The small stretch of shingle at Loe Beach is located in the village of Feock between Truro and Falmouth. The beach here is privately owned but open to the public and a good range of facilities are available. The beach sits at the head of a large natural harbour, the Carrick Roads which means it…

  • Trefusis Beach at Flushing (6.8 miles)

    Trefusis Beach at Flushing © David Dixon | BY-SA

    Trefusis is a small rocky beach that disappears at high tide and has some sand at low. Located directly opposite Falmouth town and dockyard, the beach can be accessed via a passenger ferry to Flushing, followed by a short walk.

  • Porthbean Beach (6 miles)

    Porthbean Beach © Philip Halling | BY-SA

    Porthbean beach lies in Garrans Bay, south of Nare Head on the South West Coast Path, and is only accessible on foot. There is a hotel on the headland (shown in the photo) and the village of Trewithian is about 3/4 mile back from the coast.

  • Porthcurnick Beach (6.4 miles)

    Porthcurnick © Trevor Rickard | BY-SA

    Close to Portscatho, this is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs. The beach is reached by a footpath through fields and then steep zigzagged steps.

  • Portscatho Beach (6.5 miles)

    Portscatho © Peter Wasp | BY-SA

    Portscatho is a small, east-facing cove in the south-west corner of Gerrans Bay, on the Roseland peninsula. Rocky, with some sand at low tide, the beach is a short walk from the village, where there is a car park, cafes, pubs and shops.

  • Penhale Sands Beach (8.1 miles)

    Penhale Sands © Inspiredimages

    Penhale Sands is part of a Special Area of Conservation that joins up with Perran Sands and Perranporth beach to form a stunning, three mile stretch of golden sand. Backed by dunes that house the ruins of St Piran's oratory, the beach is easily accessed and very popular with surfers.

Truro beaches map

Map featuring Truro beaches. Click on pins to view beach details