Description:Portmellon is a small sandy cove with slipway. Parking and toilets are in Mevagissey (a 10 minute walk from Portmellon).
Safety:There is plenty of sand at low tide, but the tide comes in very quickly. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Final access to the beach is via a slipway.
Dogs:Dogs banned on Portmellon Beach from 1st July to 31st August (10am to 6pm).
Directions:Portmellon is 6 miles from St Austell. Approaching St Austell on the A390 turn onto the Mevagissey Road the B3273. Follow this road to Mevagissey and park at Mevagissey. Walk the coast road south to Portmellon (takes 10 minutes). Alternatively on the B3273 up the hill from Pentewan, turn right where signposted to Portmellon and Gorran Haven. Follow this road to Portmellon.
Post Code:PL26 6PN.
Parking:No car park at Portmellon apart from the pub car park which is for patrons only. There is limited road parking at Portmellon. There are 4 car parks at Mevagissey.
Toilets:No toilets at Portmellon.There are toilets at Mevagissey.