Polstreath Beach

Dog-friendly beachSafe bathingDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

Polstreath Beach is a sand and shingle beach just outside the picturesque fishing town of Mevagissey, Cornwall. It is a fairly wide, east-facing beach which offers good bathing and a peaceful haven. The beach can be accessed, with difficulty, only via the South West Coast Path.


Polstreath Beach

Though only a short walk from Mevagissey via the South West Coast Path, access to the beach is difficult and involves a long, steep climb down around 200 steps. The South West Coast Path offers fine views of the English Channel and the Cornish coast. Keen walkers may enjoy walks south to Gorran Haven or north towards St Austell, via Pentewan.

Self catering holiday accommodation is available in Mevagissey holiday cottages. Gorran Haven (4 miles from Polstreath by road), Pentewan (1½ miles) and St Austell (5½ miles) also offer a range of self catering accommodation including holiday cottages and apartments.

There are no car parks or other facilities at Polstreath. There are several car parks in Mevagissey, a bustling harbour town which offers shops, cafs, pubs and more. Dogs are permitted on the beach all year round.


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