Maenporth is a sandy, east-facing beach near Falmouth. A popular family beach, the shallow waters are suitable for bathing and the low cliffs either side of the beach provide shelter.
Rock pools appear at low tide, at which times the Ben Asdale shipwreck can also be seen. Popular activities at the beach include wind surfing, diving, sailing and kayaking.
Falmouth town lies approximately 3 miles to the north of Maenporth, and the Helford River around 3 miles to the south. Self catering cottages in Maenporth provide a range of holiday accommodation options, as do holiday cottages in Falmouth and Helford Passage.
The South West Coast Path links Maenporth to nearby beaches at Swanpool, Gyllyngvase and Prisk Cove. The coast path provides excellent walking opportunities and some fine coastal views. Experienced walkers may be tempted to walk to the Helford River.
Parking and toilet facilities are located by the beach, which has disabled Access. A beach caf provides refreshments and a licensed restaurant is situated nearby. Dogs are not permitted on Maenporth beach from Easter to October. There is no lifeguard service.