Nansidwell Beach

Nansidwell Beach near Falmouth, Cornwall

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.


Nansidwell Beach, CornwallNansidwell is part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches from St Michael’s Mount near Penzance to the outskirts of Falmouth, taking in the whole of the Lizard Peninsula and the Helford River.

The South West Coast Path provides excellent walking opportunities for experienced walkers. The path stretches the coastline of Cornwall. From Nansidwell nearby beaches such as Maenporth and Prisk Cove can be reached on foot via the coast path.

Holiday cottages in Falmouth (approximately 4 miles from Nansidwell by car) offer a range of self catering holiday accommodation. Nearby towns and villages also offering holiday cottage accommodation include Helston (9 miles) and Helford Passage (3 miles).

Nansidwell is a year-round dog-friendly beach. There are no facilities at the beach.

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