Situated next to the historical and picturesque working harbour of the same name, Charlestown Beach is a delightful sandy/pebbley strip in a beautiful location.
At high tide over half of the sand is gone but it isn’t the busiest beach, if you plan to spend the day there it is best to get down early so you can have the pick of the best spots.
There are some rocks for climbing on and a couple of caves to explore but care must be taken due to rock falls.
Charlestown is a lovely place and it’s harbour is home to some amazingly beautiful tall ships and other interesting boats. It has been featured in many films and TV series and there is also a Shipwreck & Heritage Centre which is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.
Charlestown is roughly one mile from the town of St Austell which is where you will find the special and superb attraction of the Eden project, within St Austell town there are a number of restaurants, cafes and shops to peruse if you are staying local to the area.
Toilets: Yes there are toilets very close to the beach.
Facilities: There is a public house, The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and a Tea room
Safety: Lifeguards are not in operation on this beach but there are lifebouys.
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this beach all year
Parking: There is a small Parking in Charlestown and some on road parking available.
Access: There is some sloped access here.