The Beach is southwest facing a small beach of rocks and sand, with the limited beach at high tide.
- Access – easy
- Refreshments and toilets
- Seasonal dog ban
- Disabled access
It is at the western end of Whitsand Bay five miles (8 km) south-west of Saltash.
Portwinkle was traditionally a fishing village and the old 17th century walls of the pilchard cellars are still standing, although they have been incorporated into housing.
The village has a harbour and two beaches are accessible from it. Although the village has no shops, apart from the beach car park cafe, there is a post office in nearby village of Crafthole.
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