Vault beach - circular walks

Vault beach

The beach at Vault, Cornwall

Vault beach is said to get its name from the cold shadow cast over the beach by Dodman Point in the evenings, and continuing in the death theme of Deadman's Point. The alternative name for the beach - Bow beach - describes its crescent shape. The beach is mostly shingle with some sand at low tide and is over half a mile in length and is sheltered from most wind directions by the points either side. The far southern end (furthest away from the path to the beach) is popular with naturists in warm weather. The main part of the beach was used as the location for filming Richard Curtis' "About Time".

The only access to Vault beach is on foot (or by sea).

Circular walks visiting Vault beach

  • 4.9 miles/7.9 km - Moderate

    Gorran Haven to Dodman Point

    Hemmick Beach

    Gorran Haven to Dodman Point

    4.9 miles/7.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in the bays of Mevagissey and Veryan from the fishing village of Gorran Haven to the remote, sandy Hemmick Beach via The Deadman's Point of old nautical maps, still marked with a huge cross to warn sailors of the perilous lee shores, and Vault Beach where the wreckage washed ashore.

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