Breage Beach


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.


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

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Today's tide times for Breage Beach calculated at the nearest tide station Porthleven located 1.1km away.

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