Friday 24 May 2019

An Easy Walk at Pentewan, Cornwall Taking In Trees, Sea, Sand, Cliffs and a Private Cove For Lunch

Pentewan, Cornwall

Tuesday was such a lovely sunshine day that we didn't want to miss, so we went for an easy walk to the small cove in the photo above. We started at the Pentewan Trail, Cornwall by the bridge. There is a pull-in nearby for a few cars.

Old bridge, Pentewan Trail, Cornwall

The trail, or path is for walkers and cyclists and it winds it's way alongside a small river and then through the trees.

Pentewan Trail - trees and pathway

The trail ends at the small village of Pentewan. The harbour is now land locked. A hundred years ago it would have been a hive of activity - see photo from 1900 here.

Pentewan Harbour, Cornwall

There is a beach at Pentewan, but it wasn't too busy.

Pentewan Beach, Cornwall

Behind the beach there is the popular Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. This has static caravans, and also lots of room for touring caravans, motor homes and camping. It gets very busy in the main summer season.

Pentewan Sands Holiday Park

We walked through Par Sands to make our way to the coast path. It starts out quite steep as it meanders its way to Mevagissey. Looking back from the path are views of Pentewan and beyond - notice how the road from Pentewan climbs to the top of the hill!

View of Pentewan village and beyond, Cornwall

The coastal path goes up and down ...

Cliffs at Pentewan, Cornwall

... as can be seen from the photo below ...

Hills and green fields from Pentewan to Mavagissey

... and also the next photo.

Fields on way to Mveagissey, Cornwall

We decided not to walk too far along the coastal path and made our way to a small cove.

Small cove between Pentewan and Mevagissey

The cove was perfect as there was no one else in sight! We sat on the rocks and had our lunch - a Cornish pasty for my wife and a vegetable pasty for me, plus a Danish pastry each - and tea, of course. Could life get any better!

Small cove between Pentewan and Mavagissey

We sat and watched the tide gradually going out.

Cove in Cornwall on south coast

We decided to walk back via the sand that was now visible. There were a few rocks to scramble over but then the sand was soft to walk.

gulls near the sea

Cliffs and rocks are always interesting.

Cliffs and rocks at Pentewan, Cornwall

We soon reached Pentewan Beach - much quicker than the ups and downs of the coastal path. From here it was retracing our steps until we reached the bridge (as in the 2nd photo) and our car.

It's days like this that make me realise how lucky I am to live in Cornwall.

Girl on beach when tide out at Pentewan, Cornwall


  1. You're are lucky to live in Cornwall & good to see you haven't become used to it all. Great photo's as usual, I like the row of white houses along the water.

    1. Thanks David, we never seem to tire of the coastline, always something interesting to see whatever the weather. Our nearest beach is about 3 miles from home. Looks like being a decent weekend, though lots of cars about when we popped out this morning.




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