The Gardens and Castle are now closed to the public until Spring 2020. Please contact us for group tours.

Coastal Walks & The Beach

Coastal Walks & The Beach

Coastal Walks & The Beach

Coastal Walks & The Beach

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Coastal Walks

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Porthluney Beach

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Beach Cafe at Porthluney Beach, Caerhays

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Coastal Safety

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Directions

Directions

Detailed maps & directions to Caerhays by car & coach.

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Caerhays Holidays

Caerhays Holidays

Discover wonderful places to stay.

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Visitor Information

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Opening times & entrance charges to gardens & castle.

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Coastal Walks

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.

Ample parking for coastal walkers exists all year round in the car parks at Porthluney Beach as well as at East and West Portholland. Car parking charges are only made at Porthluney Beach in the summer months (late May to mid September) and there is an honesty box at East Portholland. For the rest of the year car parking at Porthluney and Portholland is entirely free. 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.

Please also remember to observe the other fundamental rule of enjoying the countryside safely – TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME!

Porthluney Beach

Also known as Caerhays Beach.

There is a large car park, charge payable May to September.

8am – 3pm £4.00. 3pm – 5pm £2.00

It is possible to buy a seasonal car parking pass for £35.00. Please contact the Estate office for more information.

Dogs on leads are welcome all year round. Please keep your dog under control and on a lead in the bathing season. Please clean up after them.

Please do not obstruct the slip way onto the beach as this must be kept clear for emergency vehicles at all times.

BBQs OR FIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BEACH OR IN THE CAR PARKS.

Please be aware that there is no overnight parking on the beach and the gates are locked at 8.00pm each evening from May to September.

Beach Café

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ALWAYS A WARM WELCOME AT CAERHAYS BEACH CAFÉ

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.

Coastal Safety

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