Cornwall Beach Guide

Porthkerris Beach

Description:
Porthkerris is a large pebble beach on the east of the Lizard peninsula. The beach is usually fairly quiet as it is not well known and a bit remote, though it is popular with divers.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
At Porthkerris the car park is at the rear of the beach.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year on Porthkerris Beach.
Directions:
Porthkerris is approximately 14 miles from Helston. Approach Helston on the A394 from the east or west. Alternatively drive to Redruth on the A30 and at Redruth take the B3297 to Helston. At Helston follow the A3083 to Lizard. About 2 miles after Helston, just after Culdrose Airfield, turn left onto the B3293 (signposted to St Keverne). Continue on the B3293 for about 8 to 9 miles until St Keverne. Drive through St Keverne and continue on this road for about a mile until Porthoustock. Drive through Porthoustock and continue on this road for several miles until a right turning for Porthkerris. Keep on this lane for about a mile before the road decends to Porthkerris Beach.
Post Code:
TR12 6QJ.
Parking:
1 beach car park at Porthkerris.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Café.
Activities:
Diving Centre.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Porthallow (2 miles, sand and pebble beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Porthoustock (1 mile, sand and pebble beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Coverack (4 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Kennack Sands (9 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Poldhu Cove (12 miles, sandy cove, surfing, disabled access)
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