Poldhu Cove - circular walks

Poldhu Cove

The beach at Poldhu Cove, Cornwall

Poldhu Cove is a west-facing beach owned by the National Trust. Although the cove is fairly narrow, the profile of the beach is quite shallow so the tide goes out a long way to create a beach of a reasonable size at low tide. The beach is normally sandy, but the huge storms in the winter of 2014 stripped the sand from this and the surrounding beaches, leaving behind shingle and pebbles. However, there is little long-shore movement of sand in this area, so the sand stayed "parked" a short distance offshore and subsequent storms have returned it to the beach.

Circular walks visiting Poldhu Cove

  • 4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate

    Mullion three coves

    Mullion Harbour

    Mullion three coves

    4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate

    A walk to the Victorian harbour of Mullion Cove via two sandy coves either side of where Marconi made history by achieving what was thought impossible by many of the scientific community at the time - the transmission of a radio signal all the way across the Atlantic.

  • 7.6 miles/12.3 km - Moderate

    Poldhu Cove to Cury

    Gunwalloe Fishing Cove

    Poldhu Cove to Cury

    7.6 miles/12.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk via some of the mediaeval farmsteads on the west of The Lizard to the ancient churchyard of Cury from the coves of Mullion and Gunwalloe where the wrecks of treasure ships still lie.

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