Cornwall Beach Guide

Carlyon Bay Beach

Mid Cornwall
Carlyon Bay is a super sandy beach on the south Cornwall coast. The building works have now been cleared and there are now summer pop-ups on the beach offering food.
Signs warn of unstable cliffs. See Beach Safety Guide.
There are steps from the car park to the beach. There is also a sloping road from the car park to the beach, but this is too steep for wheel chairs.
Dogs allowed all year.
Carlyon Bay is about 1-2 miles from St Austell. Approach St Austell on the A390 from east or west. Approaching from the east, just after St Blazey Gate, turn left at a roundabout signposted to Par and Fowey (A3082). Alternatively from the west, drive around St Austell on the A390 and follow the A390 out of St Austell towards St Blazey Gate, then turn right at the roundabout signposted to Fowey and Par (A3082). Continue on the A3082 until a right turning signposted to Carlyon Bay Hotel and Golf Course. Continue on this road, continue under the railway bridge, then at the next junction turn left and follow this road to the Carlyon Bay car park.
Post Code:
PL25 3RG.
1 car park above the beach.
Summer pop-ups offering a variety of local foods, a beach bar with seating and a shop selling beach goods.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Pentewan (6 miles, large sandy beach)
Porthpean (2 miles, sandy beach)
Charlestown (1 mile, harbour town with pebble/sandy beaches)
Par Sands (4 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
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