Circular walks visiting Maenporth beach

The beach at Maenporth, Cornwall

Maenporth, pronounced "main-porth" is an east-facing, crescent-shaped beach, sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds. Due to its proximity to Falmouth and easy parking, the beach gets fairly busy in the summer but out-of-season, or even early on summer mornings, you can have the beach to yourself.

  • 5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Rosemullion Head

    Rosemullion Head

    5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk passing the National Trust's Glendurgan gardens and the equally spectacular submarine gardens of Rosemullion Head where fish dart amongst the brightly-coloured blooms.

  • 7.0 miles/11.3 km - Moderate

    Maenporth to Budock Water

    Maenporth to Budock Water

    7.0 miles/11.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk between the beaches in Falmouth Bay and where one of the most dangerous marine rescues of modern times took place, requiring the rescue helicopter to fly backwards.

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