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Port Quin  



Port Quin Beach is an unspoilt cove, popular with walkers and kayakers, set in a deep rocky inlet between Port Isaac and Polzeath. A narrow and sheltered cove with a rocky beach, it is only accessible at low tide. The cove and village of Port Quin are owned by the National Trust.


The rocky beach with loads of rock pools, can be accessed from the South West Coast Path, though the descent is very steep. A small National Trust car park is situated in Port Quin but there are otherwise few facilities, but during the Summer season there is a small mobile vintage Cafe. There is a sea kayaking company based in the harbour called Cornish Coast Adventures that runs tours between Easter and October and explores the old Antimony mines and the local coastline.

Forming a natural harbour Port Quin, like many Cornish coastal villages, once had a thriving pilchard fishing industry, there was mining industry here too. But through natural disasters, and changing economies the village fell in to decline.


Port Quin, unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Lundy Bay (1.0m)


Port Isaac Beach (1.6m)


Port Gaverne Beach (2.0m)


Epphaven Beach (2.0m)


Polzeath Beach (2.4m)


Greenaways Beach (3.2m)


Daymer Beach (3.4m)


Rock Beach (3.8m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sand, shingle and rock

Limited parking in the National Trust car park.

Lifeguard Service Facilities
None Seasonal mobile Cafe
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Seasonal dog ban from Easter to October.


OS Grid Reference - SW 97105 80527

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 197105 : 080527

Postcode (nearest) PL29 3SU

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW971805

Latitude : Longitude : 50.589129 : -4.8677588



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