Vault Bow Beach (Cornwall)

  • Information

    Vault beach, also known as Bow beach, a wide sand/shingle beach backed by heather covered cliffs. The cliffs at Dodmans Point rise to 110m.

    No facilities at Vault, nearest at Gorran Haven.

    Vault Bow Beach has dog restrictions. Vault (Bow) beach does not allow dogs between Easter and October.

    The far end of the beach is unofficially recognized as a nudist 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.

  • Beach Water Quality
    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.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for St Austell in Cornwall is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.

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