British Beaches

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Gorran Haven - Little Perhaver Beach

St Austell, Cornwall

This beach is around the corner from Gorran Haven Beach and therefore within easy reach at low tide to all the facilities in Gorran Haven. Both beaches are used by tourists and holiday makers as family beaches.

Beach Type

sand & shingle


Shops and toilets (including disabled)


Swimming and surfing

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal footpath and walks around the Dodman.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in peak season by St. Gorran Parish Council. but dog/litter bins are not provided.


Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Tourist Information

St Austell Tourist Information Centre By-Pass Southbourne Road St. Austell Tel: 01726 879 500


Nearest town: St Austell
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2402, -4.7865
Postcode: PL26 6JH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Austell, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Buses from St. Austell daily. Steep Staircase down from cliff 100 yds from Gorran Haven. The beach is accessible from Gorran Haven Beach at low tide.

Public Transport

Bus routes 526

Nearest Railway Stations

St Austell (Approx. 7 miles away)
Par (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Approximately 500 car pay and display parking spaces are available including disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Canton, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Lamledra, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Dodman Point, Penare (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Portmellon Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
West Wharf, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
River Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Church Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Chapel Square, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Valley Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Caerhays Beach, East Portholland (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Austell