Pendower beach - circular walks

Pendower beach

The beach at Pendower, Cornwall

There is a sandy beach at both Pendower Beach and Carne Beach at all states of the tide. The two beaches join at low tide to form a sandy beach that is roughly a mile long. There are numerous rockpools along the sides of the beach at low tide (below the car park at Pendower Beach and alongside Nare Head on Carne Beach). At low tide, the rock platform stretches all the way from Pendower Beach to Porthbean.

Circular walks visiting Pendower beach

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Portscatho to Pendower Beach


    Portscatho to Pendower Beach

    4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along two miles of beaches around Gerrans Bay which were once used by Portscatho smugglers to land contraband and strewn with the wreckage of sailing ships that overshot Falmouth Harbour and ran aground on The Whelps reef.

  • 5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    Pendower Beach to Veryan

    Pendower Beach

    Pendower Beach to Veryan

    5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Pendower Beach to Veryan via Nare Head where, in Victorian times, an unhappily married fisherman lived alone in a cliff-edge cottage, lowering his boat on a rope over the cliff and returning once a week to Veryan to bring his wife fish.

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