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Porthallow Beach

Helston, Cornwall

An old fishing cove made up of grey pebbles and shale with a few patches of dark sand. There are hills on either side of the cove and a pub right next to the beach.

Beach Type



Restaurant and shops

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks to the east to Helford River and to the west to Coverack.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

No details.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre 79 Meneage Street Helston TR13 8RB Tel: 01326 565431 Fax: 01326 572803 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Helston
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0683, -5.07885
Postcode: TR12 6PW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Take the A3083 from Helston. Turn left past Culdrose onto the B3293. Go through Rosevear and then turn right at the roundabout. Continue to St Keverne and Porthallow is signposted from St Keverne.

Public Transport

Buses from Helston.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penmere (Approx. 6 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 6 miles away)
Falmouth Docks (Approx. 6 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 7 miles away)
Camborne (Approx. 14 miles away)

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


Free parking for up to 100 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Helford Village, Helford (Long stay).
About 3 miles away
Coverack, Coverack (Long stay).
About 3 miles away
Coverack Cove, Coverack (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Bosveal Countryside, Bosveal (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Trebah Garden, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Swanpool, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away
Kennack Sands, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 5.7 miles away
Poltesco, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 6.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Helston