Charlestown Beach lies between Duporth Bay and Carlyon Bay a short distance from St Austell on the south Cornwall coastline.
There are two small sand, pebble and rock beaches here which lie on either side of Charlestown harbour wall. The harbour itself is home to several tall ships and has featured in various period dramas and films throughout the years. The best time to visit is during low tide when the majority of the beach is exposed, offering plenty of space.
Charlestown also houses the shipwreck and heritage centre which are both worth a visit.
Charlestown Beach Information
- Surfers Beach: No
- Blue Flag: No
- Lifeguards: No
- Parking: Parking: Yes, car parks at Charlestown
- Toilets: Yes
- Dog Friendly: No
- Restaurants/Cafes: Yes
- Accessibility: Sloped access to the eastern side of the beach
- Postcode: PL25 3NJ
- Sat Nav Coordinates: 50.331163, -4.755369