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Porth Joke Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

Sandy unspoilt beach in a sheltered bay. Porth Joke is just south of Fistral Bay in Newquay, between Kelsey Head and West Petnre. Nicknamed Polly Joke by locals, the beach is a 15 minute walk from Crantock car park.

Beach Type


Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs allowed.


Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4023, -5.13706
Postcode: TR8 5SE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Porth Joke is between Kelsey Head and West Pentire. just south of Fistral bay at Newquay.

Public Transport

Bus route 587. Walk from Crantock.

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Approx. 3 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 5 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 9 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


Nearest car park is Crantock.

Nearby Car Parks

The Bowgie Inn, West Pentire (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Treago Mill (for Polly Joke), Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Crantock, Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Pentire Headland, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Holywell Bay, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Atlantic Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Fistral Beach, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Tregunnel, Newquay (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Tower Road, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Tregunnel Saltings, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away

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