Helford Passage beach - circular walks

Helford Passage beach

The shingle beach below the Ferryboat Inn is known as Passage Cove often used as a launching spot for small boats. As the names of the pub and beach suggest, the ferry to Helford also runs from here. At high tide the beach is a narrow strip but as the tide goes out areas of rock with rockpools are exposed either side of the main shingle beach. As with all the Helford River beaches, the current in the river is strong, particularly at mid tide.

Beyond the rocks to the right the long, thin beach is known as Gate Beach (which can be reached via the rocks at low tide) and beyond this where the footpath emerges on the shoreline, the beach with a slipway is known as The Bar.

Circular walks visiting Helford Passage 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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