Finding Your Cottages
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.


Carne Beach

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.


Pendower 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 Beach

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 Beach

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', link here, 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', link here, 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.

More coastal information

Watersports in South Cornwall

Watersports in South Cornwall

However you choose to spend time on the water there are watersports for all in south Cornwall. Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, yachting and dingies to name just a few of the options all along the coast. Bring your own or take advantage of the many hire centres and schools in this part of Cornwall.

A guide to Dog friendly Beaches

A guide to Dog friendly Beaches

The south coast of Cornwall has many great beaches, some of which are pet friendly year round. So if you want to enjoy a holiday in Cornwall with your dog check out our list of some dog friendly beaches on the Roseland for you to explore.

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.

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