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Nestling at the foot of the Luney Valley, Caerhays beach is totally unspoilt and backed by an ancient castle.
The beach is about 200 metres wide backed by small sand dunes, it has soft sand and is safe and clean. When the tide is out there are rock pools for children to play in.
Parking is at the back of the beach on short grass or hard standing, many just park on the grass and picnic on the grass.
Also on the beach are toilets and a beach shop/cafe. The staff are extremely friendly and sell a multitude of things you might need or hadn't even thought you might need.
Unusually, dogs are permitted
There is no lifeguard service
Follow the B3273 towards St Austell from Mevagissey. Just out of Mevagissey at the top of a steep hill turn left onto the Gorran Haven road. At the little hamlet of Gorran High Lanes turn right signposted Caerhays. Follow through Rescassa, at the next junction turn right, this takes you down to Caerhays Castle and beach.
A lovely little sandy cove where visitors tend to return year on year.
Excellent beach, excellent parking and a very nice cafe.
Well recommended for families.