We are directly above and have private vehicle access to Porthsele beach. It is a sandy beach with plenty of rock pools at low tide. It is safe to swim in the sea and kayak in the bay. We and many other campers store kayaks at the top of the beach in the summer months. Whitesands beach (picture below) to the north is a 1 mile walk across the path or an approx 0.8km swim/kayak at high tide skirting the cliff from Pencarnan. Whitesands has a cafe, carpark, lifeguards in the summer months, deck chair and wetsuit hire etc and is a great surfing beach when the conditions are right.
To the south of Pencarnan you come to the RNLI lifeboat station and St Justinian cove where you can find adventure on the many boat trips that go to and around the RSPB reserve that is Ramsay Island.