The walk from Swanpool to Maenporth is a lovely little one, even on a cloudy day like this. One gloomy day in early 2019 Scottie and I took a walk along the coast path between the beaches. 

The path starts just on the right side of the beach, rising up to give wonderful views all the way up the coast to Swanpool, Gylly, Pendennis Castle and over onto St Mawes.


There are a whole bunch of little beaches scattered along the coastline, some harder to reach than others.

Soon the path comes to Sunny Cove and Newporth Head.


One of the small headlands is named Pennance or Stack Point. This once held a stack for Swanpool Mine, although this is long gone. On the waters edge are the remains of the entrance to an old sewage outlet on Pennance Point.

The walk ends at Maenporth beach, a wonderfully sheltered cove perfect for swimming and kayaking – there’s even a shipwreck just off the coast here.