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Porthgwarra Beach

Penzance, Cornwall

A secluded Cove just under 3 miles southeast of Lands End. Porthgwarra is steeped in history and tradition. Once a busy fishing village, now only one boat regularly works crab pots from here.

Beach Type

Sand & rocks


The small and unique Pothgwarra Shop



Nature and Wildlife

On the South west Coast path. Lands End is within walking distance.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

PENZANCE TIC Station Road. Penzance Cornwall. TR18 2NF Tel: 01736 362207


Nearest town: Penzance
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0358, -5.67046
Postcode: TR19 6JR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Penzance, Cornwall at Explore Britain.

Public Transport

Bus route 504

Nearest Railway Stations

Penzance (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Porthcurno, Penzance (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Lands End, Sennen (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Cove Hill, Sennen (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Sennen Cove, Sennen (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Chapel Carn Brea, Penzance (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Penzance