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MAENPORTH, FALMOUTH

 
 
Maenporth beach, south of Falmouth

Maenporth is about 2 miles south of the town of Falmouth. It is situated at the foot of a wooded valley. A sheltered, east facing and sandy beach which is ideal for families. At low tide it is possible to see the wreck of the Scottish trawler Ben Asdale that foundered here on 30th December 1978.
The name Meanporth translates as the beach or cove of the rocks, even there are very few rocks here.

Access
It is situated on the South West Coast Footpath. The narrow road from Falmouth to Mawnan Smith runs along the back of the beach. The access from the road is level.

Swimming & Surfing
A shallow beach that is suitable for all swimmers. There is some surfing to be had when the weather is right.

Facilities
Beach cafe (serving hot and cold food), beach shop, toilets and restaurant.

Parking
There is a car park on the beach, which is free in the winter months.

Dog Friendly
Dogs are banned from this beach from Easter Day to the beginning of October.

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