Carlyon Bay, a popular family resort near St Austell, Cornwall, boasts three south-facing beaches - Crinnis, Polgaver and Shorthorn. Carlyon Bay Golf Club's 18-hole golf course sits on the cliffs above the eastern beach.
The South West Coast Path provides excellent walking opportunities for experienced walkers around most of the Cornish coastline. From Carlyon Bay nearby beaches such as Duporth and Par Sands can be reached on foot along the path.
Holiday cottages in Carlyon Bay offer a range of self catering accommodation options. Nearby towns and villages also offering holiday cottage accommodation include St Austell (approximately 3 miles by road from Carlyon Bay) and Fowey (8 miles).
A car park is situated by the beach, as are public toilets. Dogs are not permitted.