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02 June 2017

Marazion to Perranuthnoe coastal walk – west Cornwall

 If you are looking for an easily walked terrain with all-encompassing views across the bay, embark on a leisurely 3-mile round trip to Perranuthnoe.

The positioning of Mount Haven means that access to the South West Coastal Path is within a stone throw of the hotel. Amble towards the path and the opportunities to explore the coastline awaits. 

Getting there

To discover the quaint village of Perranuthnoe from Marazion, follow the Turnpike road out of Marazion, turning right at Trevenner Lane, following the path down to the sea, where the path veers around towards the east, leaving the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount behind you.  Walk towards Trenow Cove, following the shoreline and ignoring the inland path. Along this stretch, you will stumble across the remnants of Trenow Consols, which produced copper from 1845-1847. Once the old workings have been passed, follow on towards Basore Point, leading round to two further headlands, including Maen-du point, where the view of Perranuthnoe beach will be visible and only a few minutes walk to the village.

For a detailed map and description of this walk, please see the South West Coast Path’s route description.

Places to eat

The Cabin Beach Café – Perched right above Perranuthnoe beach, only 10 metres from the South West Coast Path, this café has grown from stocking beach treats to a wider range of food and drink – with its specialties lying in its delicious homemade cakes, that are well paired with their proper job hot chocolate. Open all year round, excluding Christmas and Boxing day, this is the perfect stopping point to refuel and take in the wonderful views.

Peppercorn Café – Strolling up from the coast path, you will come across an open yard of converted cowsheds housing the Peppercorn café and two galleries. Boasting fresh, local, wholesome food from hearty breakfasts, ‘doorstop’ sandwiches, woodfired pizzas and daily specials, as well as the much sought after Cornish cream tea, it’s an ideal location to treat yourself.

The Victoria Inn  – In the heart of the village lies one of the oldest pubs in the county – you won’t be able to miss it, as it is bright pink! With a warm, inviting setting and an award-winning menu, a bite to eat at the Victoria is well worth the walk.  It’s also a wonderful stop to enjoy a pint, as it hosts a large variety of the best ales and ciders that Cornwall has to offer.

Places to Visit

The Cowhouse Gallery – run by a cooperative of artists and craftspeople from West Cornwall, this gallery has an array of unique arts and crafts that include sculptures, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and ceramics. The perfect place to pick up an original piece of work that will remind you of your visit to the area.

Perranuthnoe Beach – Although completely covered at high-tide, when the tide recedes, an expanse of golden sand is exposed, revealing a wonderfully large beach that is generally well sheltered. A popular spot for locals, with calm seas and a great space for beach games.

St Piran & St Michael Church – This medieval church, though small, holds a lot of character, history and beauty. Dating back to 1160, there are still remnants of the original Norman doorway as well as 13th century granite, which is one of the few of its period in the county.