St Anthony Head

St Anthony Head near St Mawes, Cornwall

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.


Beaches at St Anthony Head, CornwallThe South West Coast Path follows the outline of the headland. Walkers along the path will experience stunning views of St Mawes to the north. Follow the path in the opposite direction and the nearby beach of Porthbeor can be reached.

Self catering holiday accommodation near St Anthony Head is available in St Mawes holiday cottages (8 miles by road). Further self catering options are available in Falmouth (29 miles by road), St Just in Roseland (6 miles) and Truro (16 miles) holiday cottages.

St Anthony Head is the site of 19th century fortifications and World War II gun batteries. St Anthony’s Lighthouse, built in 1835, protects vessels entering Falmouth Harbour from the Manacles rocks.

A small National Trust car park is situated at St Anthony Head, from where the beach is a short walk. Toilet facilities are provided at St Anthony Head but there are no shops or cafés.

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