Carlyon Bay Beach (Cornwall)

Carlyon Bay is actually three beaches in one, to the west is Crinnis beach, in the middle is Shorthorn beach and to the east is Polgaver beach. This is a popular coast location backed by cliffs just outside of St Austell on Cornwall’s south coast.

The beach has temporary toilets, pop-up eateries and car parking although the car park can get full early on a hot summer day.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Carlyon Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around St Austell, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  • Good: generally good water quality
  • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Our weather forecast for St Austell in Cornwall

Today (Sunday, Jan 24)

Expect a temperature in the range 3.2℃ to 3.9℃ with a wind speed 8.5 m/sec (WNW)

Monday, Jan 25

Expect a temperature in the range 0.7℃ to 2℃ with a wind speed 5.9 m/sec (N)

Tuesday, Jan 26

Expect a temperature in the range 5.5℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 2 m/sec (W)

Wednesday, Jan 27

Expect a temperature in the range 8.8℃ to 8.9℃ with a wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)

Thursday, Jan 28

Expect a temperature in the range 11℃ to 11.7℃ with a wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SW)

Friday, Jan 29

Expect a temperature in the range 8.3℃ to 9.5℃ with a wind speed 10.7 m/sec (WSW)

Saturday, Jan 30

Expect a temperature in the range 7.1℃ to 7.5℃ with a wind speed 7.7 m/sec (ESE)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for Carlyon Bay Beach in Cornwall.

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