Set on the beautiful Helford River we will take a gentle stroll through the woods, across some meadows and down a slightly steep path to Grebe Beach. During the walk we will discover tasty hedgerow, woodland and coastal wild foods. Wild nibbles and a cooking demo included once we reach the beach.
Grebe Beach (known as Durgan beach to many locals) is south easterly facing with views across the Helford estuary to Ponsence Cove, and out to Falmouth Bay. It is over 200m long but there is little or no beach at high tide, sloping gently down to the water. A great sheltered beach with a mixture of sand, shingle and pebbles. Perfect for a dip, snorkelling, rock pooling and fishing. You could make a day of it and enjoy the beach before/after our foraging. No Lifeguards. Dog friendly. The nearest public toilets are a 10 minute walk, or 1 minute drive, to the little National Trust hamlet of Durgan. There are also toilets in the car park of Glendurgan Gardens on the way in.
Meeting Place Bosveal Car Park A National Trust car park free for members or £2 for all day parking for non members. Limited free parking on the lane. Meet in the car park. Look for me carrying a basket!
Directions Sat Nav - TR11 5JR Head to Falmouth. Follow signs to Mawnan Smith and Glendurgan Gardens. After leaving the village of Mawnan Smith turn left at the cross roads before you reach the Glendurgan Gardens entrance. The turning is signposted Durgan. Bosveal National Trust Car park is on the right approx 400m down the road.
More information about the beaches in this area from www.cornwallbeaches.org.uk can be found here.