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.

Duporth Beach | Discover St Austell

Charlestown to Porthpean Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beaches | Dog Friendly St Austell

Dog Friendly Beaches

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.

Carlyon Bay Beach | Discover St Austell

Carlyon Bay Beach

Known locally as Crinnis beach, Carlyon Bay is a popular place to spend hot summer days and nights.

Gorran Haven Beach | Discover St Austell

Gorran Haven Beach

The whole family can enjoy a day at Gorran Haven Beach.

Polkerris Beach | Discover St Austell

Polkerris Beach

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.

Duporth Beach | Discover St Austell

Duporth Beach

Nestled between Porthpean and the popular harbour of Charlestown, Duporth beach is St Austell's best kept secret...

Charlestown Beach | Discover St Austell

Charlestown Beach

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.

Par Beach | Discover St Austell

Par Beach

Stretching over half a mile, this sandy beach is popular with dog walkers, kite fliers and windsurfers.

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