Porthleven - West Beach

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Shops, Restaurant, Cafe, Slipway, Harbour, Toilets


Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal path running both east and west from Porthleven though extreme care should be taken when walking to the east towards Loe Bar. Basking sharks. seals and dolphins may be seen in the area.

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided and the beach is cleaned daily from mid-May to September. The beach may suffer occasional pollution from litter. fishing debris and oil/tar. mainly through the wi.

Dog Information

Dogs are banned from Easter to October. Dog bins are provided.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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

Where is Porthleven - West Beach?

Cornwall / Penzance

Follow signposted road from Helston directly into Porthleven Harbour and go left to the seafront.

Buses run to the beach from Helston or Penzance. The nearest train station is Penzance.

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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