Nansidwell Beach Falmouth – An adventurous climb down

Nansidwell Beach Falmouth

Nansidwell Beach Falmouth

Nansidwell Beach Falmouth

Between Maenporth and Mawnan Smith, there is a footpath that leads down through some beautiful wooded areas and ends at a little beach, part of an area looked after by the National Trust. A mixture of sand with some shingle interspersed with rocks. A five to ten-minute walk. Maybe longer on the way back if you have children, but don’t try taking a pushchair!

A good beach for swimming on a rising tide the sandy areas into the sea at low water is limited. It is not a surfing beach. However, it must be noted that there is no safety/rescue equipment and no lifeguards on duty.   The nearest Lifeguard beach would be Maenporth along the coastal path towards Falmouth

Snorkelling and diving are popular all along this part of the Cornish coast it is very good.  At low water, the rock pools are very much a feature of the beach.

The water quality is good.  On the very low spring tides, the more adventurous can clamber over the rocks to Gatamala Cove.


  • No facilities.
  • Dog friendly.

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