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Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho, The Roseland, Cornwall
Superb in a northerly breeze when it is totally protected. Not a bad place to be with the wind in the west. Avoid in an easterly when it is very exposed. Porthcurnick Beach near Portscatho has lovely fine sand and excellent swimming at low tide plus great rock pools for the kids to explore. Park at Portscatho main car park (paying) on the cliffs and follow the footpath east. You can drive to Rosevine and park on the side of the road by the beach (limited space). There is a little beach shop and cafe which is open during the peak season. Dogs are allowed, but not necessarily popular with swimmers.