Pentewan Beach


Pentewan Beach, located on the south coast of Cornwall near the village of Pentewan, is a stunning destination known for its expansive sandy shores, clear waters, and friendly atmosphere. This beach offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and convenient facilities, making it a popular spot for both locals and visitors. The beach is a wide stretch of fine, golden sand, extending for nearly a mile along the coastline. The area is a safe and inviting environment for swimming, paddling, and beach games. It is also ideal for various water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. Lifeguards are present during the summer, ensuring a safe experience for families with children.

Facilities at Pentewan Beach are excellent, enhancing the overall visitor experience. There is a large car park close to the beach, making access convenient. Public toilets, a beach café, and a small shop are available, offering refreshments, light meals, and beach essentials. The nearby village of Pentewan provides additional amenities, including pubs, restaurants, and accommodation options.

The historical significance of Pentewan Beach is another well-known feature. In the past, Pentewan village was a thriving port that was mostly used for the export of clay and other products. Even though the harbor has long since filled in, traces of its nautical past are still visible, giving the place a hint of historical fascination. For those who love the outdoors, the Pentewan Valley, which is close by, has lovely paths for bicyclists and walkers that meander through picturesque forests and by the serene St. Austell River. These trails offer a fantastic chance to discover the area’s natural beauty and see local species.

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About St Austell

One of the biggest towns in Cornwall and a great location to visit the South Coast, St Austell was once a huge player in the China Clay industry and you can see all around the town there are piles of slag, sometimes referred to as the Cornish Alps. St Austell is the gateway to Charlestown and is close to Mevagissey. It also the home of the world famous Eden project which is situated just outside the town. There are plenty of shops in the town centre and some fantastic accommodation listings in the area.

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St. Austell, United Kingdom

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