The steep shelving beach has a strong undertow and swimming is not encouraged, making it less suitable for families. Ideal for a brisk walk across the four miles of sands – blowing away the cobwebs and enjoying the fantastic views across to Mounts Bay. A place of drama and constant erosion from the prevailing winds and Atlantic swell. The sands hold the sea within them to make walking along the beach hard work. Better to follow the coast path. The reef off Porthleven Harbour creates one of Cornwall’s finest surf breaks.
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