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Portheras Cove Beach

St Just, Cornwall

Potheras is a rural unspoilt little cove, hidden away to the east of the lighthouse on Pendeen Watch. It lies on the South West Coast Path. and is ideal for coastal walkers because it can only be accessed on foot.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Nearest town: St Just
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1636, -5.65645
Postcode: TR19 7TU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Follow the B3306 north from St Just and take sign for Lower Boscaswell. Portheras Cove is fairly remote. and can only be accessed on foot.

Public Transport

Bus route 507

Nearest Railway Stations

Penzance (Approx. 6 miles away)
St Ives (Cornwall) (Approx. 8 miles away)
Carbis Bay (Approx. 9 miles away)
St Erth (Approx. 10 miles away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 10 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

St Johns Terrace, Pendeen (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Botallack Count House, Botallack (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Lafrowda, St Just (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Cape Cornwall, St Just (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Bollowall, St. Just (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Cot Valley, St. Just (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Chapel Carn Brea, Penzance (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away
Duke Street, Newlyn (Short stay).
About 6.1 miles away
St Peters Hill, Newlyn (Long stay).
About 6.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Just