Porthpean Beach

Sheltered sandy beach with rock pools

Sheltered cove nestled within St Austell Bay. Ideal for swimming, rock pooling and relaxing! Snack shop & parking.
About Porthpean Beach

Sheltered cove nestled within St Austell Bay. Ideal for swimming, rock pooling and relaxing! Snack shop & parking.

Sheltered south coast beach

Sandy BeachIce Cream ShopSheltered and idea for swimming

Holiday Accommodation

Three coastal holiday lets in Cornwall close to beaches and top attractions:

Cornwall Holiday Cottage

Seaside Holiday Cottage

Traditional cottage close to beach with stunning seaviews

Porthpean Holiday Apartment

Porthpean Apartment

Modern apartment close to beach with seaviews

North Cornwall Holiday Accommodation

Atlantic Escape

Northcoast holiday bungulow with large private garden near Padstow and beaches


Coastal holiday accommodation in Cornwall suitable for relaxing holidays and short breaks close to beaches and attractions.

Local Guides


Porthpean is a picturesque seaside village located in Cornwall, England. Known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and stunning coastal views, Porthpean is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.One of the main attractions in Porthpean is its beach. The beach is a Blue Flag award-winning sandy beach and it is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The beach is also dog-friendly, making it a great option for families with furry friends. The beach is surrounded by cliffs and rock pools which are perfect for exploring.The Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre is also a popular spot for visitors. The centre offers a variety of activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and coasteering. It is a great option for families, as the centre provides activities for all ages.For those looking for a more relaxing experience, Porthpean has a number of lovely cafes and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea or try local specialties such as fresh seafood. The village also has a number of pubs, which offer a great spot to enjoy a pint of local ale while taking in the stunning coastal views.Porthpean is also home to several historic landmarks, including the St Austell Bay Heritage Coast and the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre. The heritage coast offers beautiful coastal walks and stunning views of the sea, while the shipwreck centre is a great spot to learn about the area's maritime history.In addition, Porthpean is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. The village is located close to the popular towns of St Austell and Charlestown, and visitors can take day trips to explore the local area.Overall, Porthpean is a beautiful seaside village with something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxing break, an action-packed adventure, or a chance to explore local history and culture, Porthpean is the perfect destination.