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Pentewan Beach

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Approximately 1 mile from Mevagissey, this is a wide stretchy of sandy beach with the remains of a harbour wall on the East side. This is probably the best beach in the immediate St Austell area. It is both flat and sandy. It is more open than many of the St Austell Bay beaches and surfing can sometimes be good, but this is quite rare in the summer months.
The beach is privately owned and is backed by a large caravan park. However, access is permitted through Pentewan Village, but, be warned, parking in the village is limited. The village does provide toilets, a good pub and small shop/cafe.
There are no lifeguard services. Dogs are banned.
There is the remains of a harbour wall on the east side of the beach, this is a popular venue for fishing, bass being the main species with mackerel and pollock also common. Alongside the wall there is a further small beach which offers additional shelter and is popular with the locals.

Directions

B3273 from Mevagissey. Approx. 1 mile you will see a garage on your right, turn right and this goes directly into the village, you will see the car park on your right and the pub on your left.

Summary

A spendid beach with good sand quality. Although there is a large caravan park at the back of the beach, there is plenty of room and it rarely gets crowded.