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'Point to 'Porth

From 21 October 2011

A 4 mile trek from the heights of Pendennis Point to the sheltered cove of Maenporth.


Start from Pendennis Point Car Park, located at the point's tip. From here you can see the Carrick Roads on your left hand side and across to St Mawes. Looking out to your right you can see the beaches of Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth which this walk will take you through.

Further along the coast you can see Rosemullion Head and the mouth of the Helford River, the east of the Lizard and the Manacles.

The walks is simple. Follow the coast path along to Gyllyngvase Beach and then on to Swanpool.

Walk alongside Swanpool Beach and climb up the hill past Indaba on the Beach. The coast path is sign posted on your left hand side. Follow the path as it winds its away around the headline towards Maenporth. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the war memorial on this stretch of the walk.

When you reach Maenporth treat yourself to a well earned rest and a drink. The adventurous can return via the same route or if you want to give those weary feet a rest you can use your Mussell Card and hop on the bus back to Falmouth.