Gyllyngvase beach - circular walks

Gyllyngvase beach

The beach at Gyllyngvase, Cornwall

The name Gyllyngvase is from the Cornish words an gillynn vas meaning "the shallow inlet". The beach is known locally as Gylly beach.

There's a sandy beach at all states of the tide at Gyllyngvase. At low tide, rock platforms either side of the beach are revealed with plenty of rockpools. The rocks extend further into the sandy area as the tide goes out so it's worth keeping a lookout for submerged rocks when paddling near the sides of the beach.

Circular walks visiting Gyllyngvase beach

  • 5.3 miles/8.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Falmouth and Pendennis Head

    Blockhouse on Pendennis Point

    Falmouth and Pendennis Head

    5.3 miles/8.6 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the thriving town of Falmouth, which didn't exist until Elizabethan times when Sir Walter Raleigh suggested that the largest natural harbour in Europe would be a good place to build a port town.

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