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
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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:
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