Maenporth walk – 5 miles

Today, in view of the ‘heatwave’ I abandoned my school work and drove to Maenporth, a quaint little beach just down the line from Falmouth.

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The coast path towards the Helford river is on the right side of the beach, just above the Life Guard building, crossing the bottom of some private fields.

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The view towards Pendennis Point and St Anthony Head.

Snowdrops galore.

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Path down to Bream Cove.

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A cute little lookout above Bream Cove, decorated by contemporary local artists.

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The view up the coast from Rosemullion Head and from here you can see all the way across Falmouth Bay in both directions.

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The Helford river.

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This has over 47kms of coastline, seven creeks and several houses/estates along its edges.

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Across the river are the beaches at the bottom of Trebah and Glendurgan gardens, with the hamlet of Durgan hidden amongst the trees.

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There are a number of boat houses dotted along the stony beaches.
An inland path up to St Mawnan church is just to the right of the first boathouse.

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Trerose House can just be seen from the footpath.

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St Mawnan and St Stephen’s church was built in 1231 and has undergone several renovations since then.

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From here, take the path running alongside the graveyard which joins back up with the main coastpath back towards Maenporth.

Access:
Maenporth is a beautiful little beach, with its shallow waters being perfect for paddling (when its not ice cold). The car park costs £2 for the day and the cafe serves great coffee and icecream.

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