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Portwrinkle Beach

Plymouth, Cornwall

Located just the other side of the Tamar from Plymouth, this tranquil sandy and rocky rural beach is popular with surfers and has fantastic rock pools to explore.

Beach Type

Sand & Rock


Toilets are available

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is part of the coastal path and has excellent rock pools at low tide.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is not cleaned but bins are available.


Dogs are not allowed between Easter and October.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre Plymouth Discovery Centre Plymouth Rd Crabtree Plymouth PL3 6RN Tel: 01752 266030


Nearest town: Plymouth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3606, -4.3074
Postcode: PL11 3BU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Portwrinkle is sign posted from Torpoint.

Public Transport

An "irregular" bus service runs from Plymouth No 81a.

Nearest Railway Stations

St Germans (Approx. 2 miles away)
Saltash (Approx. 5 miles away)
St Budeaux Victoria Road (Approx. 6 miles away)
St Budeaux Ferry Road (Approx. 6 miles away)
Keyham (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


Parking is available for 30 - 50 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Portwrinkle, Portwrinkle (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Tregantle, Tregantle (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Polbathic, Polbathic (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Freathy, Freathy (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Broads Yard, Downderry (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Seaton Park, Seaton (Long stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Seaton Bridge, Seaton (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Seaton Beach, Seaton (Long stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Seaton Bridge West, Seaton (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Tideford, Tideford (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Plymouth