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Porthbean Beach Beach

Portscatho, Cornwall

Porthbean beach lies in Garrans Bay, south of Nare Head on the South West Coast Path, and is only accessible on foot. There is a hotel on the headland (shown in the photo) and the village of Trewithian is about 3/4 mile back from the coast.


Hotel on the headland

Water Quality

Not Tested




Nearest town: Portscatho
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1927, -4.96633
Postcode: TR2 5EN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Follow A3078 south towards St Mawes. and take sign to the left for Portscatho.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (Approx. 5 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 5 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 6 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 6 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 7 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Portscatho, Portscatho (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Pendower, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Gerrans, Gerrans (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Pendower Beach, Veryan (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Carne Beach, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
St. Just Cross, St Just in Roseland (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
St Just Church, St Just in Roseland (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Nare Head, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Porth Farm (Towan Beach), Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portscatho