Whether you want to dip your toes in the calm waters at Pentewan, explore rock pools at Readymoney or watch the sun set at Polkerris, we’re lucky to have a beach for all occasions in St Austell Bay.
This coastal walk offers beautiful views of St Austell Bay and gives the perfect opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere, shops and food outlets of Charlestown at the start or finish of your walk, as well as the sandy beach of Porthpean.
We have some of the country’s best beaches in St Austell Bay and many of them are dog-friendly. Check out our guide to find the perfect beach for you and your pooch.
Known locally as Crinnis beach, Carlyon Bay is a popular place to spend hot summer days and nights.
A very sheltered, crescent-shaped beach with its own harbour, Polkerris is a great choice for families, with plenty of opportunities for children to play in the sand and calm waters.
Nestled between Porthpean and the popular harbour of Charlestown, Duporth beach is St Austell's best kept secret...
Incredibly picturesque and popular with both locals and thousands of visitors every year, Charlestown beach is a great place to relax and enjoy some fresh sea air.