Breage beach is situated a mile north of Porthleven on the southwest coast of Cornwall. The breathtakingly beautiful coastline surrounding Breage beach exhibits an array of untouched coves that cannot be accessed by foot due to high cliffs. Stronger swimmers can make there way around the crumbling headland to the larger beach of Porth Sulinces to the east. Impressive right-hand waves can be seen breaking off the rocky platform to the north and peeling all the way across the bay during large westerly swells. Expect to see nobody else down here apart from walkers passing by on the coastal path above the beach. High up on the cliff are two old engine houses that remain from the Wheel Trewavas mine that operated between 1834 and 1846. The cliffs along this stretch of coast are very popular with climbers and impressive feats of human strength and agility can be regularly seen. The stretch of coastline is home to the annual Masked Ball, a music festival with good music, great people and a spectacular vista across the sea.
The Far West: Nineteen Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of West Cornwall’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
This guide is about new adventures. For those who want to create the first footprints in the sand, discover that forgotten cove hidden at the end of an over-grown footpath, or to simply find ... Read More
Park in Porthleven and make the long walk (three miles) northwest along the coastal path, passing the world-class surfing reefs and memorial. Eventually, you will reach a small bridge crossing a stream and a set of concrete steps leading down onto the beach.
Postcode: TR13 9JS
Lat / Lon: 50.0919, -5.33874
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
Deep in the heart of mining country is a beautiful beach that has a bit of something for everyone. With the recently restored engine house at the top ... read more
Porthleven Beach: 1.2km
The steep and course grained sands of Porthleven beach are often overlooked by beach-goers because of its notorious reputation for rough waters. Altho... read more
Praa Sands: 2.4km
Mounts Bay on the south coast of Cornwall, harbors an array of exquisite beaches, Praa Sands being one of the most popular. Praa (pronounced Pray by t... read more