Falmouth & Roseland Beaches, Cornwall
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Blue Flag beach
Lifeguarded beach (seasonal)
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Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Off the beaten track
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Durgan is a small, picturesque village near the mouth of the Helford River in Cornwall boasting two south-east facing beaches. Both are shingle and pebble beaches, sitting at the foot of the subtropical Glendurgan Gardens, from where beautiful views of the Helford can be enjoyed.
Helford Passage Beach is a south-facing, sand and shingle beach near the mouth of the Helford River. The small, narrow beach is accessible at low tides only and sits below the Ferry Boat Inn. The area is a popular destination for families and boating enthusiasts and enjoys picturesque views of the Helford River.
Nansidwell is a small, east-facing sand, shingle and rock beach near Falmouth, Cornwall. It is situated between Maenporth and Mawnan Smith, just north of Rosemullion Head. Access to the beach is via a footpath through the attractive woodland that gives the beach its alternate title, Woodlands.
Porthbeor Beach nestles in a quiet, secluded spot on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, near the hamlet of Bohortha. It is a south east-facing sand and shingle beach, which at low tide reveals rock pools.
Porthluney Cove Beach, which sits in the shadow of Caerhays Castle, is also known as Caerhays Beach. It is a south-facing, sandy beach which sits in a sheltered cove near Dodman Point in south east Cornwall. The beach is part of the Caerhays estate.
The villages of East and West Portholland have two small pebbly beaches in two coves. The Portholland Beach is accessible only at low tide, when the coves present the appearance of one large cove and one large beach. Portholland lies on the mid-south Cornwall coast, around 5 miles from Mevagissey, 8 miles from St Austell and 9 miles from Truro.
St Anthony Head, on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, boasts two small beaches – Great Molunan and Little Molunan. They sit in a commanding location, to the north of St Anthony Head, with fine sea views over the Fal Estuary and Carrick Roads.