Circular walks visiting Gillan Cove

Circular walks visiting Gillan Cove

The beach at Gillan Cove, Cornwall

Gillan Cove is a sand and shingle beach facing into the mouth of Gillan Creek and is used as Gillan Harbour. As a result of being very sheltered, there's often quite a lot of seaweed growing on the beach towards the low water mark.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    Porthallow to Gillan

    View from Nare Point

    Porthallow to Gillan

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk up Gillan Creek from Porthallow via Nare Point where, during World War II, an elaborate decoy for Falmouth Harbour was created by Ealing Film Studios with fake railways, houses and explosive special effects.

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