British Beaches

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Port Mellon Beach

St Austell, Cornwall

This sandy beach, 150m long, is situated within a bay and at high-tide it is completely covered. The beach is bordered by a road and is used predominantly by tourists. At low water, rock-pools are accessible.

Beach Type



A slip-way is present at this beach

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal path for walking. Seals are sometimes seen from this beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are available for beach users. The beach is occasionally affected by fishing debris.


Nearest town: St Austell
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2611, -4.78392
Postcode: PL26 6PX
(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.


The beach is located off the B3273.

Public Transport

Bus route 526. Walk from Mevagissey.

Nearest Railway Stations

St Austell (Approx. 5 miles away)
Par (Approx. 7 miles away)
Luxulyan (Approx. 9 miles away)
Bugle (Approx. 10 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 12 miles away)

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


Around 50 car parking spaces are available for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Portmellon Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
West Wharf, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
River Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Church Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Chapel Square, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Valley Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Canton, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Lamledra, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
West End, Pentewan (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Dodman Point, Penare (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Austell