Circular walks visiting Portscatho beach

The beach at Portscatho, Cornwall

The beach at Portscatho is divided by a rock platform. The sandy area at one end is used as the harbour and is crossed with chains and mooring ropes. The sandy area on the other side extends from the sea wall outwards - a narrow sandy beach with rock platforms either side.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Moderate

    Towan Beach to Portscatho

    Towan Beach to Portscatho

    4 miles/6.4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the Roseland coast where, during the Napoleonic Wars, smugglers would row out to the middle of The Channel in pilot gigs to trade with the enemy.

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Portscatho to Pendower Beach

    Portscatho to Pendower Beach

    4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along two miles of beaches around Gerrans Bay which were once used by Portscatho smugglers to land contraband and strewn with the wreckage of sailing ships that overshot Falmouth Harbour and ran aground on The Whelps reef.

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