Polmear Beach, Charlestown
Charlestown is a small village near St. Austell on the south coast of Cornwall. Probably best known for its tall ships and Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Charlestown beach, more accurately called Polmear Beach is named after the large island just to the south of the harbour and provides a welcome outdoor diversion. It lies to the east of the harbour.
The south facing Polmear Beach is quite sheltered and consists of shingle with a few patches of sand and rock platforms appearing at low water. The far end is quite secluded and the most attractive part of the beach. Seaweed can be a problem under certain weather conditions.
It should be noted that cliff falls can occur here so great care should be taken and it is unwise to sit directly below the cliff.
Limited parking is available at the small Charlestown car park and there is no safety rescue equipment at the beach.
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✘ Total dog ban
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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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