Coastal Walks & The Beach
Coastal Walks & The Beach
The South Cornish Coastal Path borders around 2 miles of the Caerhays estate coastline. This, along with other adjacent public footpaths in the historic parkland above Caerhays beach, and also around East and West Portholland enables walkers and summer holiday visitors alike full enjoyment of the coastline right through the whole year.
The restored Coastguard’s Hut provides a wonderful spot to view the whole coastline from Nare Head and Gull Rock in the West to Dodman Point in the East in all weathers (The building is also licensed for wedding ceremonies). On clear days you can easily see as far as Falmouth Docks and the Lizard Peninsular.
There is ample parking for coastal walkers in the car parks at Porthluney Beach as well as at East and West Portholland. Please note car parking charges apply all year round.
Those enjoying holidays in one of the Caerhays holiday lets will find that they are all directly on or within easy walking distance of the coast and beaches.
There are however a few common sense guidelines to coastal walking which most people would take for granted!
Coastal walks can be dangerous especially in stormy weather, the paths are uneven and have no fences in some places, so please do take care.
Please keep your dogs on leads if there are sheep or cattle in the fields which you are walking in.
Also known as Caerhays Beach.
During such difficult times for people and businesses over the last few year the difficult decision was taken to install a new parking system run by Initial Parking. Visitors will be able to pay by contactless/Just Park app and coins if need be, this new initiative will improve efficiency and safety of our customers and staff.
Caerhays Estate apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and wish you all well for the future.
Car Parking at Porthluney Beach is operated by
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There is STRICTLY no parking or camping between 9.00pm – 7.00am.
Beach Passes available:
2020 Summer season pass £35- 1st April 2020 – 31st October 2020 from -7.00am -9.00pm.
2021 Summer season pass £45- 1st April 2021 – 31stOctober 2021 from -7.00am – 9.00pm.
Yearly pass £70- 1st November 2020 – 31st October 2021- 7.00 am – 9.00pm.
Dogs are welcome all year round. Please keep your dog under control and on a lead between 1st April – 31st October. Please clean up after them.
Please do not obstruct the slip way onto the beach, this must be kept clear for emergency vehicles at all times.
BBQ’s or FIRES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE BEACH OR IN THE CAR PARKS.
SUN, SAND,SEA AND AMAZING FOOD!
The cafe is open every day during the summer and limited days during the winter, weather permitting.
They offer a delicious menu of tasty snacks and food, delicious Ice Creams, freshly ground coffees, and of course, scrumptious homemade cakes.
So, all dog walkers, surfers, kayakers and hikers, and anyone else who just fancies a stroll on our beautiful beach, now have a place to sit inside and enjoy what they have to offer.
And in the summer, they haven’t forgotten the need for everything wanted from a beach side shop.
Look forward to cinema nights, acoustic beach sessions, evening gatherings, and a whole lot more, keep up to date with them on facebook
Download the Beach Café menu – opens in new window.
Please do not obstruct the slip way onto the beach as this must be kept clear for emergency vehicles at all times.
The beach at Cearhays is surrounded by rock pools, please take care when exploring them and take note of tide times.
Please use the following links and information to ensure your trip to Caerhays is a pleasant one.
Caerhays Castle Coast Leafet – pdf
Cornwall Beach Guide : Porthluney Beach
NHS: ‘Sunscreen and Sun Safety’
BBC Weather: ‘Coast and Sea’ Weather and Tide Times
BBC Weather: ‘Coast and Sea’ – Weather search result ‘PL26’
Met Office: ‘Tide Times’ – Search result ‘PL26’
Blue Cross: ‘Dog Safety in the Summer’
Gov.UK: ‘Water quality information at swimming beaches and lakes’
Cornwall Council website: ‘Beach Safety’
RNLI – Rip Currents, Tidal Cut Off, Cold Water Shock and Alcohol advice