Portheras Cove - circular walks

Portheras Cove

The beach at Portheras Cove, Cornwall

Portheras Cove is composed of fine, white sand mostly from seashells with areas of boulders either side.

For decades, sharp fragments of metal from a shipwreck were buried in the sand but this was finally cleared in 2004 although it's possible that an odd fragment may still be buried deeply and could be excavated by a violent winter storm.

There's a small beach at high tide which expands by up to five times at low tide which includes rocks to the left side of the beach joining it to Boat Cove. The cliffs are unstable and prone to dropping rocks onto the beach so staying clear of them when choosing a spot to sit is extremely wise.

Rip currents and beach breaks are common so this combined with the remote location and no lifeguard cover makes it not a very safe beach for swimming, particularly if there is any surf.


Circular walks visiting Portheras Cove

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