Circular walks visiting Gorran Haven beach

The beach at Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Gorran Haven has two sandy beaches, separated by a rocky promontory, facing east into a sheltered bay. The northern beach, known as Little Perhaver Beach, merges with the main beach at low tide but can be accessed at high tide via a steep flight of steps connecting to a footpath which departs from the road a short distance uphill from the chapel. For this reason it tends to be a fair bit quieter than the main beach.

  • 4.9 miles/7.9 km - Moderate

    Gorran Haven to Dodman Point

    Gorran Haven to Dodman Point

    4.9 miles/7.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the Roseland from the fishing village of Gorran Haven to the remote, sandy Hemmick Beach via The Deadman's Point of old nautical maps, still marked with a huge cross to warn sailors of the perilous lee shores, and Vault Beach where the wreckage washed ashore.

  • 5.9 miles/9.6 km - Moderate

    Gorran Haven to Portmellon

    Gorran Haven to Portmellon

    5.9 miles/9.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Gorran Haven to Portmellon via the sheer cliffs from which Henry Bodrugan leapt to escape execution and sheltered Colona Beach, returning through West Bodrugan Woods Nature Reserve and via Gorran church which now has some of the finest bells in the country.

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