Porthleven Beach

Porthleven beach starts by the village’s iconic Clock Tower, often shown on news items during the winter storms. At low tide, the beach stretches almost 3 miles to Gunwalloe Fishing Cove to the east.

Most of the beach is #dog-friendly, but during the summer months (from Easter Day to 1st October) the section by the #Clock #Tower and nearest the village is a dog-free zone. During the main summer holidays, the near section of the beach is patrolled by lifeguards.

Porthleven beach

Porthleven Harbour looking East

Loe to Porthleven

Loe Bar looking to west

Walking eastwards along or above the beach, you will come to the beautiful #Loe #Bar, a sandbar which divides the sea from the freshwater lake known as Loe #Pool. You can either continue walking on towards #Gunwalloe or head inland around the lovely wooded lake, and towards #Helston through #Penrose Estate, owned by the #National Trust.


The beach is on Mounts Bay, faces south west and is west of The Lizard peninsula.