Description:Portgiskey is a small narrow sandy inlet south of Pentewan on the South Cornwall coast, looking out onto St Austell Bay. The beach is usually fairly quiet as there are no facilities and access is via the coast path. At low tide it is possible to climb over rocks to reach Pentewan Beach.
Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Portgiskey can be accessed on the coast path with parking in a nearby layby or parking at Mevagissey or Pentewan. The coast path is steep in places.
Dogs:Dogs are allowed all year but are banned on Pentewan Beach from 1st March to the 1st Sunday in November.
Directions:Portgiskey is about 4 miles from St Austell. Approaching St Austell on the A390 (from east or west), turn onto the Mevagissey Road the B3273. Follow this road to Pentewan for about 4 miles, then continue past the turnings to Pentewan village and Pentewan holiday park and continue on the B3273 up the hill and park in the layby. Then walk down the hill by the roadside to reach a path which links up with the coast path. On the coast path walk south to reach Portgiskey, taking about 10 minutes. Alternatively park at Mevagissey or Pentewan village and walk the coast path.
Post Code:PL26 6BT (Pentewan holiday park).
Parking:1 small layby on the B3273.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Gorran Haven (6 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Polstreath (about 1 mile on coast path, sandy and shingle beach, dog friendly)
Pentewan (1 mile, large sandy beach)
Porthpean (3 miles, sandy beach)
Charlestown (3 miles, harbour town with pebble/sandy beaches)
Carlyon Bay (5 miles, large sandy beach)