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Polstreath Beach

Mevagissey, Cornwall

A small sandy beach accessed via the coast path. Due to the steep access this beach is not suitable for wheelchairs or families with buggies.

Beach Type



Shops and cafes are situated at Megavissey
Which is approx 1km walk from Polstreath



Nature and Wildlife

Situated on the Coast path.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is not cleaned.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Truro Tourist Information Centre Boscawen Street Truro Cornwall TR1 2NE


Nearest town: Mevagissey
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2746, -4.78331
Postcode: PL26 6TH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Mevagissey, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Follow the A390 to Charlestown. Access to Polstreath is poor/unsignposted.

Public Transport

Nearest train station is St Austell. Bus route 526. Walk from Mevagissey.

Nearest Railway Stations

St Austell (Approx. 5 miles away)
Par (Approx. 6 miles away)
Luxulyan (Approx. 8 miles away)
Bugle (Approx. 9 miles away)
Lostwithiel (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available at Megavissey

Nearby Car Parks

Church Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Chapel Square, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
River Street, Mevagissey (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Valley Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
West Wharf, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Portmellon Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
West End, Pentewan (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Canton, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Lamledra, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Dodman Point, Penare (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Mevagissey