Millook Haven beach - circular walks

Millook Haven beach

The beach at Millook Haven, Cornwall

Millook Haven is a pebble beach at mid-high tide, though there is some sand at the very lowest part of the tide. The cliffs behind the beach have impressive zig-zag folding patterns, formed 320 million years ago. The rocks are part of the "Crackington Formation": thin layers of sandstones and shales, deformed by the tectonic plate collision at the end of the Carboniferous period, that crumpled the earth's crust, giving rise to the tors of Bodmin Moor.

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Walks visiting Millook Haven beach

  • 3 miles/4.8 km - Moderate

    Millook to Trebarfoote

    Millook Haven

    Millook to Trebarfoote

    3 miles/4.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through Woodland Trust reserves of the ancient Millook woods, meadows to the former smuggling den and 1920s wild party venue of Trebarfoote, and along the coast from Cancleave Strand to Millook Haven where colliding continents have melted and folded the rocks like toffee.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Millook Haven to Dizzard

    Dizzard Woods

    Millook Haven to Dizzard

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk through the Millook woodland reserves to the ancient gnarled oak forest of The Dizzard, returning along the coast with panoramic views to Hartland Point, to the chevron-folded cliffs and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Strenuous

    Poundstock to Millook

    Coastline at Millook

    Poundstock to Millook

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk from Poundstock through bluebell woods along the river to the pretty pebbles and chevron-folded cliffs of Millook Haven and along the coast path with panoramic views from Bridwill Point.

  • 6.4 miles/10.3 km - Strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Widemouth (via bus)

    Sunset at Widemouth

    Crackington Haven to Widemouth (via bus)

    6.4 miles/10.3 km - Strenuous

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Widemouth Bay passing the bluebell woodland of ancient twisted oaks at The Dizzard, chevron folded rocks and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven and fossil beds of Wanson Mouth.

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