Walks visiting Backways Cove

The beach at Backways Cove, Cornwall
  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A short circular walk from the long, sandy beach of Trebarwith Strand to the rugged rocky cove at Backways in which sea foam tornadoes form in windy weather, and returning over the massive headland of Dennis Point with panoramic views of Port Isaac Bay.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Trewarmett to Tregardock

    Trewarmett to Tregardock

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk to the remote sandy beach at Tregardock, returning along the coast path with panoramic views of Port Isaac Bay, through the wildflowers of Treligga Downs and via Backways Cove.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    Trewarmett to Backways Cove

    Trewarmett to Backways Cove

    4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk in Trebarwith Valley to beaches and the coastal slate quarries of Backways Cove and Trebarwith Strand, and Dennis Point, overlooking the bay and point opposite where the ships moored to be loaded with roofing slates which were also brought down the valley on a road covered with beach sand to stop the horses being flattened by runaway carts.

  • 9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    A one-way walk from Port Isaac to Tintagel along towering cliffs, past the long, sandy beaches of Tregardock and Trebarwith, the slate pinnacles of the coastal quarries and via the mediaeval cliff-top church to the castle of Arthurian legend.

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