Walk - Sir John Betjeman Walk
4.6 miles (7.4 km)
Rock Quarry Car Park - PL27 6LD Rock Quarry Car Park
Easy - The walk is mostly flat and travels through sandy grassland.
A gentle walk through dunes noted for their wildlife, beside the golden beaches lining the eastern bank of the River Camel. Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman moved here towards the end of his life, and he is buried in the churchyard of the tiny St Enodoc Church. Open daily from 7.30am until dusk, the fifteenth-century church was built on the site of a fifth-century Celtic saint's shrine and throughout history it was repeatedly buried in sand following the curse of an enraged mermaid. On Brea Hill, one time a Roman lookout station, there are Bronze Age burial mounds, and the walk features an optional detour to the holy well used by the Welsh hermit Enodoc to baptise his converts. An excellent walk for children (but keep them on the footpath across the golf course!)
Daymar Bay is dog friendly. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.