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Great Perhaver

Great Perhaver beach, Cornwall

Great Perhaver beach lies on the south coast of Cornwall just to the northeast of Gorran Haven.

Southeast-facing Great Perhaver consists of fine golden sand interspersed with large rocks. Please be aware that the beach all but disappears at high tide and there is a difficult route to landward. It is almost inaccessible on foot and so is favoured by boat owners who take the short trip from Gorran or Mevagissey.

There are a number of rock pools for youngsters to explore, but no other facilities at all.

For the keen rambler, there are good cliff walks southwest along the South West Coast Path to Dodman Point and a somewhat more strenuous route northeast passing Chapel Point and Portmellon en route to Mevagissey.

Please be aware for your own safety: Great Perhaver is not accessible on foot and requires a boat trip from local ports and an organised return trip before setting out.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Interesting geology

OS Explorer Map 105: Falmouth and Mevagissey, Truro and St Mawes

OS Explorer Map 105: Falmouth and Mevagissey, Truro and St Mawes

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.

Local area

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 Gorran Haven, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Truro.

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. Austell

arrowSt Blazey




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



	arrowSt. Austell

	arrowSt Mawes


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mevagissey, St Austell, Fowey and Roseland.

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