Porthallow Beach

Porthallow Beach on the Lizard, Cornwall

Porthallow Beach is a small, pebbly beach in an unspoilt village on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Porthallow sits in a north east-facing, sheltered cove in a picturesque location near the Helford River, with excellent views over the Fal Estuary.


Beach at Porthallow, CornwallAt one time a thriving fishing village, only a few of Porthallow’s working boats now remain; the beach is often dotted with smaller boats. Rock pools appear on the beach at low tide, which children enjoy exploring. There are fine walks to be taken in the area, particularly along the South West Coast Path, along which walkers will enjoy fine views of Falmouth Bay as they head north.

Holiday cottages on the Lizard Peninsula are in good supply. Holiday cottages in St Keverne (2 miles from Porthallow by road) and Coverack (4 miles) offer the nearest self catering accommodation to Porthallow. Falmouth (19 miles) and Helston (13 miles) holiday cottages provide further self catering options.

A large car park is situated by the beach, with toilets, beach café, pub, shops and other facilities and amenities nearby, including a vineyard. Dogs are permitted on the beach.

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  1. Fat Apples Cafe

    Situated 1 minute drive from Porthallow beach, open everyday. We serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks and we take reservations, walk-ins welcome, good for groups, good for kids, take out and outdoor seating.

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