Three glorious miles of sand and steeply shelving shingle, stretching in an easterly direction, when the tide is out, past Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate. Porthleven beach is next to the the granite pier of the harbour and accessed from Porthleven village.
Bathing is not advised as there are strong undercurrents here.
Lifeguards man the beach between the 7th of July and the 2nd of September (2018).
Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1st May and 30 September (09:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2018). This ban operates from the Harbour Wall eastwards to the flight of steps (known as the Blue Buoy steps). On the rest of the beach there are no restrictions.