Circular walks visiting 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 into the sea wall at high tide which can be impressive.

  • 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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