About Loe Beach

About Loe Beach

Loe Beach is a small, privately owned shingle beach in South Cornwall, located between Falmouth and Truro.

Its sheltered waters provide a great spot from which to paddle or sail.

Like the beach itself, the car parking area, access road and areas behind the beach are all privately owned and are not affiliated with the café or Watersports centre.

Loe Beach is a traditional, undeveloped beach and is very much ‘old Cornwall’. The car parking area is also the area where boats are laid up in the winter months when the moorings area is dredged for Oysters in the traditional Cornish way, by oar or sail. This means there is reduced parking available during the winter months.

The parking/ boat lay up area is also unsurfaced due to winter boat transit and can become bumpy, please bear this in mind when planning your trip.

Fires and camping/ overnight stays are prohibited and we ask that you respect this special place and take your litter home. Jet ski launching or use within the mooring area is also prohibited.

Please be aware that there are no public footpaths from the beach itself. The road down Loe Hill is the only right of way to and from the beach- paths and access roads lead to private residences, however there are plenty of fabulous, long walks just up the road at the Trelissick estate. 

When visiting the beach, please ensure that you do not block access roads, slipway or driveways in order to keep access clear for residents and emergency vehicles and to avoid incurring a fine.

Toilets are located at the back of the beach area.

There is a defibrillator located near the entrance to the car park. This was arranged by Sarah Kneale of Truro Rowing Club and was funded by local businesses and fundraising activities.

CCTV is in constant operation as well as an ANPR system (Parkingeye) which manages the car park, please be aware that you are required to pay for parking all year round and that the carpark is not available to the public for parking between 10pm and 6am. See Tariffs here.

The beach is a wonderful spot from which to enjoy the charms of the Carrick roads- from either a picnic blanket, kayak, paddle board or boat! Please respect this unique place and enjoy your visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon!