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Roseland Beach Guide

22 July 2017

The rugged Roseland beaches are rarely crowded and you can often find a sandy cove all to yourself! We‘ve listed a few of our favourite beach spots for the intrepid explorers amongst you!


Towan beach is a well secluded sand and shingle beach at the southernmost tip of the Gerrans Bay.

A crescent-shaped, south east-facing beach, it’s spectacular in the morning, with a viewing arc from the Nare Head to the north, round towards St Anthony Head in the south.  The flat surface of the beach makes it a haven for rockpools at low tide

Make sure you pop by Thirstea Co.- the adorable and unique travelling tea room pitched at Porth Farm. Specialising in delicious Cornish produce, perfect mid morning snacks, tasty picnic lunches, & afternoon tea!

Little and Great Molunan

Set in the shelter of St Anthony Lighthouse and headland, Great Molunan overlooks the Carrick Roads and Falmouth harbour.

A picturesque cove with a sandy beach and plenty of quirky nooks and crannies to explore, and bountiful snorkelling grounds.

Be aware access isn't the most flip-flop friendly- down a steep set of steps from the headland or via the footpath from Place.


Portscatho beach is small east facing beach with a mixture of sand and pebbles.

Set at the base of an attractive fishing village with lots of amenities such as shops, galleries and pubs nearby.

When the waves have retreated and the tide is low, the shoreline at Portscatho houses some excellent rockpools


Sat on the East coast of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Porthcurnick is just up the coast from Portscatho.

A beautiful south east facing sandy cove, owned by the National Trust. The beach has it’s own slipway and plenty of watery nooks and crevices ideal for rockpooling.

Tucked away at the back of the beach you’ll find the highly sought-after Hidden Hut. During the day, the hut serves a small menu of simple freshly-made refreshments. No deep-fat fryers, just an outdoor stove and indoor bakery oven.  By night, the hut opens on selected evenings to host fabulous open-air (sell out within seconds) Feast Nights!

Pendower and Carne

Side-by-side stretching over a mile long Pendower and Carne offers flat soft sand perfect for basking in the summer heat. 

There is parking at both ends and they are on the South West Coast path, not far from Veryan village. Popular all year round, for paddling, rock-pooling, butterfly spotting and picnicking when it's warm and for walking and bird watching anytime.

After a morning on the beach head up the hill and treat yourself to lunch at the luxuary Nare Hotel’s Quarterdeck Restaurant.

Grab a Muscle Card, hop on either the King Harry Ferry (travelling by car) or the Place Ferry (travelling by foot) and explore the Roseland...