A popular sandy beach that grows as the tide drops near Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall. Maenporth beach provides plenty of unique cave systems to explore along its flanks at low tide. A small cafe is situated at the north end of the beach offering ice creams and cream teas during the summer months.
Helford & Lizard: Twenty-five Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of the Lizard Peninsula and Helford River’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
Here’s to adventure. The spontaneous foray down that overgrown footpath, leaping that ancient granite hedge and traversing that deserted headland no-ones ever heard ... Read More
From Falmouth follow the signs to Maenporth. Park in the large sandy carpark over looking the beach.
Postcode: TR11 5HN
Lat / Lon: 50.125702, -5.09141
OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard
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