Portmellon Beach

Portmellon Beach near Mevagissey, Cornwall

Portmellon Beach sits in a small, sheltered cove, little more than half a mile from the centre of Mevagissey, Cornwall. It is normally a very quiet beach, tourists preferring to visit its better-known neighbours, where access for boats is provided by a slipway.


Beach at Portmellon, CornwallPortmellon is set in a low lying area, and its sand and shingle beach is reclaimed by the sea at hide tides, though this does leave rock pools to explore at low tide. The beach can be accessed from Gorran Haven or Mevagissey via the South West Coast Path.

Mevagissey holiday cottages offer self catering accommodation to Cornwall holiday makers. Holiday cottages in Gorran Haven (2½ miles from Portmellon by road), Pentewan (3 miles) and St Austell (6½ miles) also offer self catering holiday accommodation.

Car parking opportunities at Portmellon are extremely limited and parking in Mevagissey is advisable. There are no facilities at Portmellon, save for a waterside pub (The Rising Sun Inn). The bustling harbour town of Mevagissey offers most facilities, including toilets, shops and cafés. Dogs are not permitted on Portmellon beach during the period 1st July to 30th September.

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  1. The Rising Sun Inn

    A beamed bar area with a snug provides delightful views of the cove through the small sash windows. We have outside seating for warmer days and a cosy wood burner inside for the cold evenings. The Rising Sun Inn is a real pub and freehouse run by the Harvey family. We welcome families with children and are very dog friendly – http://www.therisingsuninn.com

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