Pendower Beach is a delightful, family-friendly beach on the Roseland Peninsula of the South Cornwall coast. About 1.6 km (1 mi) long, it joins at low tide with the neighbouring Carne beach, extending it to 2.4 km (1.5 mi), crescent-shaped beach with splendid views over Gerrans Bay.
It’s south-facing and quite sheltered as it lies in a bay. The east end is the sandier part of the beach and to the west, you’ll find rocks to scramble over and great rock pools to explore. Owned by the National Trust, there is also interesting flora and fauna at the back of the beach.
Pendower Beach is on the Cornish Way Cycle Path and the South West Coastal Path, so very handy for cyclists and walkers. Veryan, the nearest town, is linked by a good network of footpaths; and access down to the beach itself, including disabled and pushchair access, is very good.
It’s a recommended beach in the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide and the waters are tested regularly by the Environment Agency, so you can be sure the water quality is consistently excellent. This makes it ideal for seawater activities and sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, canoeing and surfing.