Gillan Harbour is situated in a picturesque spot near the mouth of a small creek, just off the Helford River at the north of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The small, sand and shingle beach is often very quiet, the area being favoured by boat and yacht enthusiasts.
The celebrated South West Coast Path passes through Gillan, which provides excellent walking opportunities to Nare Point and beyond. There are no facilities near the beach and limited parking. Dogs are permitted on the beach all year.
Holiday cottages and other self catering accommodation are available nearby in Helford (3 miles from Gillan) and Manaccan (2 miles). Holiday cottages in Helston (12 miles), Falmouth (18 miles) and Penzance (25 miles) provide Cornwall holiday accommodation further afield.