Pronounced 'Dew Porth' rather 'dupporth' this southeast facing beach lies on the south coast of Cornwall about two miles from the centre of St. Austell and about half a mile southwest of the picturesque port of Charlestown.
Duporth was the former site of the Duporth Holiday Village. A holiday resort for over half a century, it closed in 2006 and was rebuilt as the Coast@Two Coves private development. It now contains new houses in the traditional Cornish cottage style.
Duporth beach itself is a private, coarse sandy beach roughly half a mile long, with direct access to the South West Coast Path.
The world famous Eden Project lies about five miles away by car or four miles by bicycle, whilst the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Pentewan, lie about a 15 minute car journey to the southwest.
Incidentally 'Du Porth' means 'Two Coves' in the Cornish Language.
Swimming and paddling is possible at Duporth and there is a year round Dog Ban.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✘ Total dog ban
OS Explorer Map 107: St Austell & Liskeard
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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