Beaches on The Roseland
The Roseland Peninsula is blessed with family friendly sandy beaches, easily accessible, some with catering and toilet facilities and some that can only be accessed from the sea. Most of the beaches are relatively small and intimate and visitors are encouraged to keep the beach clean and to not leave any litter behind.
Portscatho Holidays work with "Man on a Beach", see link, to support our local beaches and in particular the St Mawes beach. Use the link to the St Mawes beach to see video and clips of the beach.
SUMMERS BEACH, ST MAWES
About five minutes walk from the square, this is the main beach for St Mawes and is always full of interest be it the Sailing Club’s sailing courses being run from the beach, or youngsters enjoying the floating pontoon supplied by the Pier & Harbour Company.Summers beach has the benefit of being south west facing and therefore has sun all day long. (n.b dogs are not allowed on Summers Beach from Easter Day to 31st October).
TAVERN BEACH, ST MAWES
Perfect for children and situated near the Hotel Tresanton from where super ice creams may be purchased. A lovely spot to sit and watch the constant activity on the water and excellent for swimming.
TATUMS BEACH, PORTSCATHO
Tatums beach is situated right in the centre of the village of Portscatho and is well used by families with small children.
This beach is owned and operated by the National Trust. Carne is a huge sandy beach and is about one mile long. The section of the beach to the west is Pendower Beach. You will find that there is a gentle slipway that takes you down to the beach. When the tide is low beachgoers can walk from Carne beach over to Pendower beach. There are also toilets and a car park at the beach.
Located along the same strip as the Roseland Peninsula’s Carne beach, Pendower beach, which is also operated by the National Trust, is wide and sandy stretching about one mile and the eastern section of the beach is Carne beach. This beach also has toilet facilities and a car park.
PORTHCURNICK BEACH, PORTSCATHO
Porthcurnick is the main beach for Portscatho and is a 10 minute walk along the coast path. The beach is wide and sandy and also has a number of rock pools and a slipway. There is lots of lovely soft sand here, especially when the tide is out, which is perfect for big games of beach cricket and rounders. A kiosk sells snacks, soft drinks and beach toys. Parking and toilet facilities are available. Porthcurnick is a dog friendly beach beach that is owned and operated by the National Trust.
Towan is a spacious and unspoilt stretch of sand and pebble beach, which has a number of rock pools that can be discovered at low tide. The beach is bigger than it initially appears. About 30 minutes walk from Portscatho (or a five minute drive and a short walk), and is a favourite with locals for an evening barbecue.
Porthbeor is owned by the National Trust. This beach is a golden sandy beach and is accessed by a steep path. When it is low tide rocky areas can be seen on the beach and on sunny days, the colour of the water is a brilliant blue...well worth the effort of managing the path! N.B check that the access path is in operation as it was damaged in the storms.
PLACE BEACH - ST ANTHONY
Portscatho Holidays work with "Man on a Beach", see link, to support our local beaches and in particular the Place beach. Use the link to the Place beach to see video and clips of the beach.
Percuil Beach - Freshwater
Portscatho Holidays work with "Man on a Beach", see link, to support our local beaches and in particular the Percuil beach. Use the link to the Percuil beach to see video and clips of the beach.
There are plenty of dog friendly beaches, some where dogs are banned (generally from Easter Day to 1st October) and some where restrictions may be in place (ie to keep your dog on a lead in certain areas at certain time of the day). Click here for a dog friendly beach guide.