Portwrinkle Beach is located between Downderry and Whitsand Bay on the southeast coast of Cornwall.
Portwrinkle consists of two separate beaches at either end of the harbour where small privately-owned fishing boats can be seen leaving daily to fish for Bass, Mackerel, and Pollock.
The harbour beach is small and covered with sand and shingle, and is a great place to relax. Many people use the handy slipway when it’s sunny to launch canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards as the area is fairly sheltered and calm during nice weather. There is a further beach to the west of the harbour and then the main beach to the east.
The eastern beach is a larger more sandy beach that is much more popular with families. Even during the summer, the beach isn’t too busy due to the more popular beaches at Whitsand Bay further up the coast.
Both beaches are very popular with families with plenty of things to see and do including a large number of rock pools to explore.
Portwrinkle Beach Information
- Surfers Beach: No
- Blue Flag: No
- Lifeguards: No
- Parking: Yes, above the main beach
- Toilets: Yes, above the main beach
- Dog Friendly: Yes, excluding Easter Day-October
- Restaurants/Cafes: Yes, by the car park
- Accessibility: Steep slope and steps to main beach. Harbour beach is via slipway and path
- Postcode: PL11 3BU
- Sat Nav Coordinates: 50.361372, -4.308135
Luxury accommodation near to Portwrinkle Beach includes the Lookout which is located at Downderry.