Three glorious miles of sand and steeply shelving shingle running east from the historic harbour.
When the tide is out, you can walk along to Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate from the granite pier of the harbour, accessed from the village. But please take note of the tides!
Bathing is not advised as there are strong undercurrents here. Surfing, although popular, is only recomended to experienced surfers.
Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1st July and 31st August (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2020). This ban operates from the Harbour Wall eastwards to the flight of steps (known as the Blue Buoy steps).
Lifeguards man the beach from 10th July to 5th September. (2010)