Beaches on The Roseland Peninsula
The Roseland has peaceful, secluded beaches for endless family fun.
Tavern and Summers Beach in St Mawes are two very good family beaches on either side of St Mawes harbour. Both are excellent for swimming and the southerly aspect makes them ideal for sunbathing.
Great Molunan at St Anthony is owned by the National Trust. This small golden sandy beach is reached by a path from the Headland.
Porthbeor. This National Trust owned golden sandy beach is reached by a steep path. Rocky areas are exposed at low water. Secluded and very quiet.
Towan. A long strip of sand excellent for exploring rock pools at low tide.
Portscatho – Tattams. An attractive fishing village beach which is mainly rocks, with sandy patches. The beach stretches all the way to Porthcurnick Beach to the north.
Portscatho – Porthcurnick. A beautiful sandy cove, National Trust owned, with many rock pools. Ideal for children and water activities.
Carne and Pendower. Owned by the National Trust, both beaches are wide and sandy. At low tide it is possible to walk from one beach to the other. There are coffee/tea and lunch facilities in the hotel at Carne beach.
Portholland. A small cove with rock pools.
Caerhays – Porthluney Beach. A privately owned, secluded family beach with an expanse of golden sand and a beach side café.
Enjoy our beaches but consider seaside safety. The beaches on The Roseland do not have a lifeguard service.
On the Beach
· Look at the safety signs before going into the water.
· Don’t swim off headlands.
· Be wary of undertow currents.
· Don’t let children go out on an inflatable airbed or dinghy.
· Get a friend to swim with you.
· When possible only swim on a beach that has Lifeguards
· Keep well clear of the cliff edge.
· Don’t climb on cliffs.
· Before walking along a stretch of beach under cliffs, find out what the tide is doing. You could get cut off.
· Don’t dig into soft cliff faces. They can collapse and bury you.
In an emergency for coastal or sea rescue DIAL 999 and ask for Coastguard.
Visit the seasmart website for more information on safety at the seaside.