Pentewan is a village set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a conservation area. The village itself has plenty of amenities including The Ship Inn, which serves food, a restaurant and two tea rooms, the Piskey Cove and Cobwebs. The local garage supplies a variety of daily necessities, including bread, milk and fresh vegetables and also houses the village Post Office. The Driftwood restaurant on the beach has fresh fish and shellfish specials.
The beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand, and there are water sports available including kayak hire, diving, etc. which can be booked via Ocean Sports in the village. There is a cycle trail/footpath along the White River from Pentewan to St. Austell, and bike hire is possible in the summer from Pentewan Cycle Hire in the village.
Mevagissey is about two miles away and can be walked via the coastal path. The coastal path runs to Porthpean and Charlestown in the opposite direction. There are super beaches on the Roseland Peninsula such as Pendower and Carne and local beaches at Gorran Haven and Porthpean, which are well worth investigating.
Local activities include a visit to Heligan about 2 miles away and the Eden Project. Caerhays Castle is approx. 8 miles away and the castle and gardens are open to visitors from February to June each year. There is a passenger ferry that connects Mevagissey to Fowey and a local bus service that runs to Heligan, St. Austell and Mevagissey.