Walks visiting Mawgan Porth beach

The beach at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

If you'd like a purely coastal walk, you can park at Mawgan Porth and catch the bus to Porthcothan, then do our one-way walk from Porthcothan to Mawgan Porth via Bedruthan Steps. Alternatively if you'd rather do a circular walk that includes Mawgan Porth and Bedruthan Steps without involving busses, you can park at Pentire Steps and do our Bedruthan Steps circular route, which returns alongside the (admittedly less scenic) old St Eval airfield.

There is also a circular walk up the Vale of Lanherne from Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan

    Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan

    4 miles/6.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Mawgan Porth along the Vale of Lanherne, following the river Menalhyl to St Mawgan and returning past the 800-year-old cloistered Convent where the sanctuary light has been burning for hundreds of years.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Easy-moderate

    Porthcothan, Bedruthan Steps and Mawgan Porth

    Porthcothan, Bedruthan Steps and Mawgan Porth

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the coast with spectacular wildflowers and one of Cornwall's most photographed views over the volcanic rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, which Victorians liked to think of as a giant's stepping stones.

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