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Porth Joke Beach  



Porth Joke is a sandy beach sitting in an attractive cove. At low tide the cove reveals rock pools and caves and a narrow sandy beach. Porth Joke sits between the more popular beaches of Holywell Bay and Crantock.


Known locally as Polly Joke this unspoilt sandy beach can be an oasis of calm throughout the year, quiet and relatively little-known. Access to the beach is a little difficult via a rough path, and needs a little effort, but worth it once your there.


Porth Joke beach 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


Crantock Beach (0.7m)


Holywell Bay (0.8m)


River Gannel (1.9m)


Penhale Sands (1.9m)


Fistral Beach (2.2m)


Newquay Harbour (2.4m)


Towan Beach (2.6m)


Perranporth Beach (2.8m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities


None close by

Lifeguard Service Facilities



Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.


OS Grid Reference - SW 77253 60421

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 177253 : 060421

Postcode (nearest) TR8 5SE

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW772604

Latitude : Longitude : 50.401351 : -5.1358080



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