|Latitude:||50° 14.34′ North|
|Longitude:||4° 47.61′ West|
|OS Grid:||SX:009 407|
20 minutes walk from nearest car park at Gorran Haven
From St Austell take the B3273 signed to Mevagissey. After Pentewan turn right at the top of the hill indicating Gorran Haven(6 Miles). Proceed through Gorran Highlanes and Gorran Churchtown to Gorran Haven. You can then park in a car park on your left, walk down towards the harbour turning right up Foxhole Lane and onto the Coast Path which goes round Maenease Point before descending onto Vault Beach. The near end of the beach is textile but from the middle towards the far end is naturist.
Alternatively if you take a right turn just before the car park up a very narrow and steep hill called Lamledra Hill you’ll come to a National Trust car park which is directly above the beach.
Vault Beach is a sheltered beach to the eastern side of Dodman Point which reaches up 110 metres. It is a curved sweep of sand and shingle that gently slopes into the sea. Textile and naturist co-exist very happily.
The sea here is usually pretty calm and bathing is generally safe, although there is no lifeguard patrol.
The far end of the beach is unofficially recognised as a nudist beach and can be quite popular during the summer
Dogs may be taken on this beach.
No Lifeguard or facilities on the beach.