Portheras Cove

Portheras Cornwall beach Holiday

A west Cornwall holiday would not be complete without a venture down to Portheras Cove, situated along one of the wildest stretches of coastline in the UK. Sat between Pendeen and Morvah, it isn’t the easiest beach to find but its steep sandy beach, cascading waterfall and dramatic cliffs make it well worth the hunt. Areas of the beach were once out of bounds due to the wreckage of the cargo ship, Alacrity that ran aground in August 1963 whilst carrying a load from Swansea to Brussels. Recently the wreck has been removed and the beach is once again safe to walk on.

No lifeguards on duty.

Dog friendly

Directions: Take a left just before Morvah village and follow the sign ‘Rose valley’. Park in the grassy field to your left and follow the footpath through the farm and down the valley seaward. Alternatively, park at Pendeen lighthouse and take the 1 mile coastal path route east to Portheras.

Secret beach location: 50.16413,-5.657959