Three glorious miles of sand and steeply shelving shingle where it is possible to walk 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.
Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (09:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place. This ban operates from the Harbour Wall to the flight of steps (known as the Blue Buoy steps). On the rest of the beach there are no restrictions.