Portheras Cove Beach

Dog-friendly beachDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten trackHD video

Portheras Cove Beach is a secluded, north-facing beach on the Penwith peninsula in the far west of Cornwall. It is a little-known, locals’ beach around the midpoint of the coastal path between Lands End and St Ives.


Portheras Cove Beach

The white, sandy beach in Portheras Cove emerges at the head of a shallow valley. Some rocks are revealed at low tide, and the beach is bounded by picturesque cliffs. Until 2004 remnants of a shipwreck made the beach inaccessible to visitors, due to the presence of dangerous fragments. Seals can often be seen in the waters off the beach.

The nearest self catering holiday accommodation is provided by holiday cottages in Pendeen and Trewellard. Holiday cottages in St Ives (9 miles from Pendeen Watch by road), Penzance (7½ miles) and Lands End (9 miles) offer further self catering holiday options.

There is no car parking at the beach. The nearest car park is at the Pendeen Watch Lighthouse, around half a mile away, from where the beach can be walked via the South West Coast Path. There are no facilities at the beach. Portheras Cove is a dog-friendly beach. Surf rescue equipment is provided, but there is no lifeguard cover.


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