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 May and 30 September (09:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2019). 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.
Lifeguards man the beach between July and September.