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Charlestown Beach
Charlestown Beach, adjacent to the historic Charlestown Harbour, offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty. The beach itself is mainly pebble and shingle, providing a charming setting for relaxed seaside strolls or contemplative moments while gazing out at tall ships in the harbour. Charlestown's historical significance, including its Georgian harbour and connection to the Age of Sail, adds an intriguing dimension to any visit. The area is also a popular filming location, recognized for its picturesque and timeless ambiance.

Location

St Austell,
PL25 3NX,
South West

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Our Day at Charlestown Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

While I have not personally visited this particular beach, the information provided on this site is a compilation of contributions and experiences from a community of individuals who have. Their insights offer a broad view of what to expect and how to maximize your sea glass hunting adventure there. If you have had the opportunity to explore this location and gather sea glass, your input would be highly valued. By sharing your experience, tips, or any unique finds in the comment section below, you can help enrich this resource for future visitors and fellow enthusiasts. Your knowledge and perspective are what make this community informative and engaging, so please don’t hesitate to contribute.

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Parking

There is a public car park in Charlestown close to the beach. However, spaces can fill up quickly during the summer months, so early arrival is recommended (we went twice in July and both times we had trouble finding a car park space). Additional parking might be found in the upper part of the village, requiring a short walk down to the beach.

Directions

From St Austell, take the A390 and then the B3273 towards Mevagissey. Follow the signs to Charlestown. Once you reach the village, follow local signage to the harbour and beach area. Be mindful that the streets around Charlestown are narrow and can be quite busy, especially during peak tourist season.

Toilets

Public toilets are available near the harbour, a short walk from the beach.

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