Portscatho



Area

On the eastern side of the Roseland Peninusla, just south of Gerrans Bay, is the small working fishing village of Portscatho. Its small east-facing beach is mainly rocky but scattered areas of sand can be found. As the tide drops the neighboring beach of Porthcurnick can be reached by foot and makes for a brilliant walk but be aware of tides to avoid being cut-off. This beautiful stretch of coastline exhibits some of Cornwall's finest beaches and the South West Coastal Path will allow avid walkers access to almost all of them. The surrounding waters are often frequented by impressive basking sharks during the warmer months. Numerous facilities are available to visitors including cafes, pubs, shops and toilets.


Guides

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Directions

Follow sign posted directions to St. Mawes and Trewithian. Continue onwards to Portscatho and park in the small carpark situated in the village. The beach is only a short walk away.


Location

Postcode: TR2 5HF

Lat / Lon: 50.180099, -4.97399

OS Explorer Map: 105 - Falmouth & Mevagissey

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Nearby Beaches

location pin iconPorthcurnick: 0.4km

Beach photo of Porthcurnick in Cornwall England

The south-facing cove of Porthcurnick is a relatively isolated cove surrounded by high cliffs on the stunning Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. A wide s... read more


location pin iconTowan Beach: 1.6km

Beach photo of Towan Beach in Cornwall England

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location pin iconPendower Beach: 1.9km

Beach photo of Pendower Beach in Cornwall England

Pendower Beach lies at the eastern end of a large sandy beach, about 1.5 mile long, between Nare Head and Portscatho, in Gerrans bay on the Roseland ... read more


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Beach photo of Portscatho in Cornwall England

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