Portmellon beach - circular walks

Portmellon beach

The beach at Portmellon, Cornwall

The beach at Portmellon is covered at the highest point of the tide but most of the time there is a beach. The beach is sandy but much of it is covered in green weed. On low spring tides, an area of clear sand beyond the weed is revealed. During storms, waves break against the sea wall at high tide, resulting in plumes of spray.

Circular walks visiting Portmellon beach

  • 3.4 miles/5.4 km - Moderate

    Mevagissey to Portmellon


    Mevagissey to Portmellon

    3.4 miles/5.4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the busy fishing port of Mevagissey into the Portmellon Valley and through the West Bodrugan Woods nature reserve to the beachside village of Portmellon where boats have been built for hundreds of years, and still are.

  • 5.9 miles/9.6 km - Moderate

    Gorran Haven to Portmellon


    Gorran Haven to Portmellon

    5.9 miles/9.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Gorran Haven to Portmellon via the sheer cliffs from which Henry Bodrugan leapt to escape execution and sheltered Colona Beach, returning through West Bodrugan Woods Nature Reserve and via Gorran church which now has some of the finest bells in the country.

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