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Portscatho Beach

St Mawes, Cornwall

Pebbles and rocks with a small patch of sand make up this beach, which is situated in the ancient fishing village of Portscatho.

Beach Type



Pubs and a post office



Nature and Wildlife

On the South west coast path. there are many secluded sandy beaches within walking distance.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Roseland Visitor Centre The Square St Mawes. 01326 270440 [email protected]


Nearest town: St Mawes
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.179, -4.97249
Postcode: TR2 5HF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From Truro or St Austell. take the A390 before turning onto the A3078 St Mawes rd. Turn left in Trewithian. signposted Portscatho.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (Approx. 4 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 4 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 5 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


pay parking

Nearby Car Parks

Portscatho, Portscatho (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Gerrans, Gerrans (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Porth Farm (Towan Beach), Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
St. Just Cross, St Just in Roseland (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
St Just Church, St Just in Roseland (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Pendower, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Pendower Beach, Veryan (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Square, St Mawes (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Carne Beach, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Mawes