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Walking Porth Mear to Treyarnon

Walking map for Newquay & Padstow

Distance 3.3 miles (5.3 km).

Duration: 1hr 30min.

Grid reference SW849714 to SW859741.

OS Explorer Map 106

<< Previous walk: Watergate Bay to Porth Mear

Next walk: Treyarnon to Trevone >>

Minnows Islands

For ease of parking this walk was undertaken in reverse, that is from Treyarnon to Porth Mear via Porthcothan.

Park at Treyarnon and head along the back of the beach in a southwesterly direction. The terrain is relatively level here and progress is quick. look seaward to see Trethias island as you now veer southwards passing above Pepper Cove and Warren Cove. Follow the path as it heads east around Fox Cove before heading south again. The islands to your right are Minnows Islands. Round the large Rowan Cove and then simply drop down to the beach below passing Long Cove and Totty Cove as you descend. This is Porthcothan and your destination Porth Mear lies just over a mile away to the west.


Park Head from above Porth Mear

Cross the stream by the bridge or by using the stepping stones in the shallow water. Walk along the back of the beach as you reach the hour mark. Follow a (hidden) coast path marker in front of houses as you climb gradually away from the beach. There is a natural arch on the beach below which can be visited with care at low tide. Look to your right to see the Trescore Islands just offshore before continuing due south. Head towards the familiar headland that is Park Head. Now drop carefully down the steep sided inlet that is Porth Mear. Retrace your steps to return to your vehicle.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Padstow, Watergate Bay, St Columb Major and Newquay.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowSt Columb Major




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWatergate Bay

	arrowSt Columb Major




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Padstow, Newquay, Wadebridge and Bodmin Moor.

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