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Mawnan Smith to Falmouth

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  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
    Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
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This final section passes several beautiful beaches and coves, before leading you towards the busy port of Falmouth.

moderate
Distance 13.7 km
4:00 h
128 m
117 m
51 m
1 m

From the point of Port Saxon, you will soon pass Rosemullion head, followed by a handleful of coves to Maenporth. From here the path starts to become more populated as you near Falmouth circle around Pendennis Point and toward the docks and town centre to end your last walk. 

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Taylor St John
Update: August 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
51 m
Lowest point
1 m
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Dirt road 1.40%Road 3.30%Unknown 95.29%
Dirt road
0.2 km
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0.5 km
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13.1 km
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Safety information

It should be said that the South West Coast Path is made up of largely coastal and cliffside walking and is not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo or fear of heights. Take your time and great care when walking along the smaller cliff-side edged paths and be extra vigilant when walking in the rain or strong winds. Since the weather often changes rapidly in these areas, it can be difficult to predict so always check the weather ahead of time and be prepared.

At some sections on the trail you may have to pass other walkers on these cliffside paths - take your time, take great care and attention and pass safely.

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTF2

WES(SWCP)PTF1

Start

Port Saxon (5 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 78005 27126
DD
50.102652, -5.105723
DMS
50°06'09.5"N 5°06'20.6"W
UTM
30U 349416 5552167
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Destination

Falmouth

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 78005 27126
DD
50.102652, -5.105723
DMS
50°06'09.5"N 5°06'20.6"W
UTM
30U 349416 5552167
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
128 m
Descent
117 m
Highest point
51 m
Lowest point
1 m
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