Gorran Haven beach boasts two east-facing, sandy beaches. Sitting around 3 miles from Mevagissey in mid-south Cornwall, Gorran Haven is an historic fishing village sitting in the shadow of Dodman Point, a 400 foot high headland on which once stood an Iron Age hill fort.
The focus of this picturesque and largely unspoilt village is the secluded cove, around which nestle Cornish fishermen’s cottages. The sandy beaches at Gorran Haven are among the safest in Cornwall, with clear waters for swimmers. The main, south beach (pictured) is most popular with families. Angling trips are available, which depart from the stone quay on the south side of the beach.
Access to the beach is via the car park. Facilities include a shop and toilets. Gorran Haven is a dog-friendly beach, though they must be kept on a lead. Caerhays Castle and gardens are situated around 4 miles to the west of Gorran Haven and the Lost Gardens of Heligan can be found 4 miles to the north.