Vault Beach

Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Vault Beach is a long, south-facing beach which lies to the south of Gorran Haven, Cornwall, in the shadow of Dodman Point. Vault is a crescent-shaped, sand and fine shingle beach which is often pleasantly quiet.


Vault Beach

There are fine walks to be enjoyed in the area along the South West Coast Path. The path offers access to Gorran Haven, and nearby beaches including Hemmick and Porthluney Cove.

Holiday cottages in Gorran Haven (½ mile from Vault Beach) and Mevagissey (3½ miles) offer self catering accommodation near Vault Beach. Further accommodation options, including holiday cottages and apartments, are provided in St Austell (9 miles), Truro (16 miles) and St Mawes (16 miles).

There are no facilities at the beach. The nearby town of Gorran Haven offers shops, cafs and toilet facilities. Gorran Haven also provides the nearest car parking. Though the tidal conditions are often amenable to swimming, no lifeguards patrol the beach.


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