Walking Porth Mear to Treyarnon
Distance 3.3 miles (5.3 km).
Duration: 1hr 30min.
Grid reference SW849714 to SW859741.
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.
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.
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:
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