Advice from our Heligan expert
Here in Clay Country we have a wealth of beautiful beaches nearby, meaning that the most difficult part of planning your perfect beach BBQ will be deciding which beach to have it on! Whether you crave golden sands or a hidden cove, a dog-friendly beach or surfable waves, there’s something for everyone just a pebble’s throw away.
Here is everything you need to know for your very own beach BBQ with a difference…
Polstreath is a wide, sheltered beach not far from Mevagissey with a mix of sand and shingle. Despite being just a quarter of a mile from the busy harbour town of Mevagissey, this beach remains quiet and sheltered, perfect for an early evening BBQ (just be ready for the steep steps back up!)
If you like your beaches with a castle in sight, Porthluney Cove is the beach for you. Also known as Caerhayes Beach, this tranquil cove has good parking and the waters are often calm making it perfect for a post-BBQ swim as the sun goes down.
With calm, clear waters and fine golden sand, this popular family-friendly beach is nicely sheltered making it ideal for a beach BBQ with the whole family. Dogs are welcome (except in July and August) and there are good facilities.