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Pentewan Sands Beach

Pentewan, Cornwall

A large sandy beach backed by a big family caravan site. It is privately owned from 'cliff to cliff' and is excellent for swimming and all water sports.

Beach Type



There are toilets and refreshment facilities at the Holiday Park behind the beach and a slipway at the beach


Sea canoeing
Water skiing and sailing
Jet skis are banned but canoes and sailing dinghies can be hired from the Holiday Park

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is on the South West Coast Path and there is the Pentewan Leisure Trail to follow.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by Pentewan Sands Holiday Park staff and there are litter bins at 50m intervals along the beach.


Dogs are not allowed from 1st April to 1st November.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre 28 Killigrew Street Falmouth TR11 3PN Tel: 01326 312300


Nearest town: Pentewan
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2863, -4.78258
Postcode: PL26 6BT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Pentewan Valley, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


The beach is accessed from the B3273 Mevagissey to St Austell Road via the main entrance to Pentewan Sands Holiday Park.

Public Transport

Bus route 526

Nearest Railway Stations

St Austell (Approx. 4 miles away)
Par (Approx. 6 miles away)
Luxulyan (Approx. 7 miles away)
Bugle (Approx. 8 miles away)
Roche (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


There is a large pay car park at the rear of the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

West End, Pentewan (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Valley Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Chapel Square, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Church Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
River Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
West Wharf, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Portmellon Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Porthpean Beach, St Austell (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Canton, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Modus Lane, Sticker (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Pentewan