Maenporth Beach is an attractive east facing sandy beach. It is located 1 mile south west of Falmouth and is between two headlands, providing excellent shelter. It provides wonderful views across Falmouth Bay, of Pendennis Castle and the St Anthony Lighthouse. The beach gently slopes to the sea, and has shallow water, which is excellent and safe for children.
Parking can be found right on the beach, at approximately £1.50 per day, and there is a seasonal dog ban. The is also a beach café which sells snacks, ice creams and buckets and spades.