Grebe Beach - circular walks

Grebe Beach

The beach at Grebe Beach, Cornwall

Grebe beach is a sand and shingle beach that faces southeast into the Helford River. The beach is named after Grebe Rock, on the right side of the beach. The name is from the Cornish word for reef - gryb. The top of the beach is pebbly but as the tide goes out there is more sand, particularly on the left side of the beach. At the more pebbly end near Grebe Rock there is a fallen tree across the beach and another tree trunk buried in the sand that has been polished by the sea.

Grebe beach is just around the corner from Durgan beach and is about twice the size. A path leads down to the beach from the lane to Durgan.

Circular walks visiting Grebe Beach

  • 6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate

    Helford Passage


    Helford Passage

    6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the Helford River, where the mild climate and south-facing slopes allow subtropical plants collected by Victorian expeditions to flourish in the gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah.

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