Pentewan Beach

Pentewan Beach is a south east-facing, sandy beach near Mevagissey, Cornwall. A disused quay stands at the north end of the beach, which at low tide stretches to around a half a mile. The relatively safe waters provide good conditions for swimming and watersports.


The beach, which is privately owned and backed by a caravan park, is accessible to visitors via Pentewan village. There is a small car park in the village, not far from the beach, from where the beach can easily be accessed (including disabled access).

Holiday cottages in Pentewan provide self catering accommodation to holiday makers. Further self catering options are provided by holiday cottages in Mevagissey (2 miles from Pentewan by road), St Austell (4 miles) and Gorran Haven (5 miles).


The nearest public toilets are in Pentewan village. Refreshments are available from a kiosk at the beach. Dogs are not permitted on the beach in peak seasons and are restricted in off-peak seasons. There is no lifeguard service.

The beach is on the South West Coast Path and there is the Pentewan Leisure Trail to follow.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

There are no lifeguards but there are lifebuoys and an emergency telephone on the beach.

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban in force from 1st March to 1st November.


Disabled access

There is easy, level access to the beach from the car park


PL26 6BX

OS grid ref.

SX 0208 4674


There are toilets and refreshment facilities at the Holiday Park behind the beach and a slipway at the beach. The beach is cleaned daily by Pentewan Sands Holiday Park staff and there are litter bins at 50m intervals along the beach.


There is a large pay car park at the rear of the beach.

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