Helford Passage

Helford Passage, Cornwall

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.


Helford Passage, CornwallHelford Passage forms part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches from St Michael’s Mount, Marazion to the outskirts of Falmouth, taking in the whole of the Lizard Peninsula.

The South West Coast Path provides experienced walkers with access to nearby beaches such as Prisk Cove and Maenporth, and offers splendid coastal views. A ferry carries passengers from Helford Passage to Helford.

Holiday cottages in Helford Passage offer a range of self catering accommodation options. Nearby towns and villages also offering holiday cottage accommodation include Falmouth (approximately 6 miles by road from Helford Passage) and Helston (9 miles).

The Ferry Boat Inn’s car park is situated near the beach and provides limited parking. Other facilities near the beach include only toilets and a shop.

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  1. The Ferryboat Inn

    Situated on the waterfront of the North Helford Passage, The Ferryboat Inn dates back 300 years. The pub is a wonderful base for walkers, sailors or stop-off for visitors to Trebah Gardens (1/2 mile), Glendurgan garden (3/4 mile) and the numerous coastal walks and boat-trips around Mawnan Smith, Durgan and the Helford Estuary. Extensive car parking facilities are available and children and dogs are more than welcome at any time – http://www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk

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