Walks visiting Porth Mear beach

Walks visiting Porth Mear beach

The beach at Porth Mear, Cornwall

The name Porth Mear is easily confused with Porth Meor beach at St Ives and Porthmeor Cove near Zennor because all of these are from the Cornish for "big cove". There is a shingle beach at high tide. At low tide, a large rock platform is exposed with lots of rockpools.

Porth Mear (with an "a", not an "o") is is between Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan.

  • 1.9 miles/3 km - Easy

    Park Head and Pentire Steps

    Pentire Steps

    Park Head and Pentire Steps

    1.9 miles/3 km - Easy

    A circular walk on Park Head, used as one of the filming locations in the Poldark BBC TV series and with spectacular views over Bedruthan Steps and the Trescore Islands.

  • 4.5 miles/7.3 km - Moderate

    Bedruthan Steps

    Bedruthan Steps

    Bedruthan Steps

    4.5 miles/7.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk with spectacular views of the rock stacks at Bedruthan Steps about which the myth of a giant's stepping stones was concocted for the amusement of Victorian tourists flocking to Padstow and Newquay on the new railway.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    Bedruthan Steps to Porthcothan

    Bedruthan Steps

    Bedruthan Steps to Porthcothan

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk featuring some of the most spectacular scenery of the North Cornish coast including the rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, the azure lagoon of the Trescore Islands and the sheltered golden sandy beach at Porthcothan.

  • A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the coast with spectacular wildflowers and one of Cornwall's most photographed views over the volcanic rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, which Victorians liked to think of as a giant's stepping stones.

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