Cornwall Beach Guide

Porth Nanven Beach

West Cornwall.
Porth Nanven is a small beach at the bottom of a narrow valley called Cot Valley on the West Cornwall coast. The beach is covered with boulders but there is some sand exposed at low tide. The beach is also known as Cot Valley Beach.
Signs warn of strong currents, large breaking waves and submerged objects. Also risk of rock falls, so avoid standing beneath the cliffs. No lifeguards. See Beach Safety Guide.
The car park is just above the beach. To access the sand, there is a climb down over boulders and rocks. Note there is no sand at high tide.
Dogs allowed all year at Porth Nanven.
Porth Nanven is approximately 8 miles from Penzance. Follow the A30 around the outskirts of Penzance then turn right onto the A3071 for St Just and follow this road to St Just. At St Just turn left for Cape Cornwall (signposted to Cape Cornwall). Then turn left by the primary school onto West Place which becomes Bosorne Road and follow this road out of St Just down into the Cot Valley.
Post Code:
TR19 7NR (Bosorne).
1 small car park above the beach at Porth Nanven, with space for about 15-20 cars.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Porthcurno (9 miles, sandy beach)
Sennen Cove (6 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
Cape Cornwall (2 miles, pebble and rocky cove, dog friendly)
St Ives (16 miles, seaside town, sandy beaches, surfing, part dog friendly, some disabled access)
Porth Nanven large map