British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at

Portholland Beach Beach

Truro, Cornwall

A large sandy bay that has some interesting rock pools and is surrounded by cliffs.

Beach Type



Toilets (East Portholland) Shop and cafe


Exploring the rock pools

Nature and Wildlife

On the South West coast path. Caerhays castle and nearby Porthluney cove are within walking distance.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs are allowed all year.

Tourist Information

TRURO TIC Municipal Building. Boscawen Street. Truro. Cornwall. TR1 2NE Tel: +44 (0) 1872 274555 Web:


Nearest town: Truro
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2349, -4.86095
Postcode: PL26 6NA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


From Truro or StAustell. follow signs to St Mawes. Turn off the A3078 St Mawes Rd. signposted Portloe. Continue towards Portloe when signposted left then continue straight on to Portholland when Portloe is signposted right.

Nearest Railway Stations

St Austell (Approx. 8 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 9 miles away)
Falmouth Docks (Approx. 10 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 11 miles away)
Par (Approx. 11 miles away)

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


Parking is limited.

Nearby Car Parks

East Portholland Cove, Portholland (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Caerhays Beach, East Portholland (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Portloe, Portloe (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Dodman Point, Penare (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Lamledra, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Nare Head, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Canton, Gorran Haven (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Carne Beach, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Portmellon Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Valley Road, Mevagissey (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Truro