Walk - Porthallow and Nare Point
4.4 miles (7.1 km)
Porthallow Beach - TR12 6PP Porthallow Beach
Moderate - There is some ascent and descent, with steps, but nothing too strenuous.
This walk starts in the fishing village of Porthallow (pronounced 'Prallow'), a cluster of whitewashed cottages with pilchard cellars and net lofts on the picture-postcard quayside. From here it follows the Coast Path over heathland and grassland and on around Nare Head, where elaborate stage sets lured enemy bombers away from Falmouth during the Second World War. Passing the remnants of a Bronze Age settlement on The Herra, a tiny headland guarding the mouth of the creek, the walk turns inland at the beach at Gillan, where boats are drawn up on the sand under a fringe of trees.
This walk is particularly good for dog-walking as it passes beaches and a pub where dogs are welcome.