Walking Port Isaac to Tregardock
Distance 5.1 miles (8.2 km).
Grid reference SW995808 to SX043841.
Park your car at the large Castle Rock Car Park in Port Isaac. Follow the road down into Port Gaverne. Visit Castle Rock - grid reference SX001812 and Main Headland before meeting the road once more near Cartway Cove - a fine area to examine the local birds and flowers. Continue east passing above the caves of Tresungers Point, taking care where the path runs near to the cliff edge. About half a mile into your walk you pass Rams Hole. Cross the boardwalk on the marshy ground, as you near the cave of St. Illickswell Gug. Proceed outside the fence as you climb to the clifftops once more. From Pigeon's Cove the path runs quite level along Bounds Cliff. Progress should be good through the clifftop fields. About 4 stiles should be encountered on your way over to Ranie Point. The path dropping to meet the valley at the chasm of Barrett's Zawn - grid reference SX028818, with its beach and former adit tunnel. Once again take care where the path runs near to the cliff edge
Climb up to Delabole Point where the path levels out briefly before dropping quite steeply into the Dinnabroad valley. Cross the boardwalk and climb steadily to meet the NT property of Dannonchapel. Follow the 80m contour along the cliffs passing Crookmoyle Rock before encountering the even steeper valley at Jacket's Point - grid reference SX034830. Take the steps down to the valley floor and cross the stream. Once you have climbed back to the clifftop catch your breath and be glad that the path now levels out along Tregardock Cliff. Follow the path NE as it heads for Tregardock Beach crossing stiles and passing former mine workings, Trerubies Cove and on down to meet a crossroads in the path. Left leads down to the beach and Tregonnick Point and Tregonnick Tail. Right leads inland to the village of Tregardock, half a mile away to the east. The coast path continues ahead up past 'The Mountain' - a detached part of the coast and ultimately on to Trebarwith Strand...our next walk.
If you intend to visit Tregardock beach please ensure you know the state of the tide. This is a very dangerous section of coast!
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: