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Durgan beach, Cornwall

Durgan is a small shingle beach found near the mouth of the Helford River on the east of the Lizard Peninsula. Situated on the northern bank of the river it lies at the southern end of the subtropical Glendurgan Gardens.

South-facing the small beach is quite picturesque and lies directly on the South West Coast Path. The nearest car park is about a quarter of a mile away. There is no safety equipment or lifeguard cover. The slipway offers a place to launch dinghies from and there are toilets at the back of the beach.

The beach offers safe swimming on a rising tide and there is plenty to see for snorkelling enthusiasts. At low tide a number of rock pools are uncovered for younger beach explorers.

Dogs are permitted on Durgan beach all year round.


 Flora and Fauna

 Dogs permitted



OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

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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 Helford, Penryn, Constantine and Mullion.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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







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






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mullion, Lizard Peninsula, Roseland and Redruth.

Nearby Attractions




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