Durgan Beach

ParkingToiletsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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.


Durgan Beach

Durgan lies in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches east from St Michael’s Mount to the outskirts of Falmouth, and includes the Lizard Peninsula.

The South West Coast Path provides experienced walkers with wonderful walking opportunities around most of the Cornish coastline, taking in some breath-taking sea views. From Durgan, the coast path allows access on foot to nearby beaches such as Prisk Cove and Maenporth.

Holiday cottages in Helford Passage provide a range of self catering accommodation options. Other towns and villages nearby offering holiday cottage accommodation include Falmouth (approximately 5 miles from Durgan by road) and Helston (10 miles).

A National Trust car park is situated at the top of Glendurgan Gardens, with access to the beach via the coast path. A public toilet is situated in the village, by the beach. The main beach can be accessed via the village. Access to Greeb beach is via a steep path, and as a consequence is the less popular of the two beaches.


3 comments on “Durgan Beach”

  1. John Baker says:

    No parking in the village – residents only – don’t make that mistake! Parking situated at the top of the hill to walk down, easily accessed via footpath.

  2. Peter Jones says:

    I have been to Durgan beach a really fascinating place.

  3. Walk down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom. Lose yourself on a walk through the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden – full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants. wander through the garden down to the beautiful hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles. On your walk back up from Durgan find a boat-seat, a gigantic tulip-tree and ponds teeming with wildlife. Learn about the Fox family who created this ‘small peace of heaven on earth.’ The maze has been foxing people for over 180 years. Who will be first to reach the middle of our living puzzle?

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