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Gunwalloe Cove Beach

Helston, Cornwall

A picturesque cove with a sandy beach scattered with sand and pebbles backed by low lying dunes.

Beach Type



There is a refreshment kiosk and public conveniences
There is a pub in nearby Chyanvounder

Nature and Wildlife

This is a long beach stretching to Porthleven in the north. It is also on the South West coast path.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dog restrictions apply at Gunwalloe cove.

Tourist Information

Helston TIC 79 Meneage Street. Helston TR13 8RB. Tel. (01326) 565431


Nearest town: Helston
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0557, -5.27787
Postcode: TR12 7QA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Helston, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Head south from Helston on the A3083. after less than a mile turn right signposted Gunwalloe.

Nearest Railway Stations

St Erth (Approx. 11 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 11 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 11 miles away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 11 miles away)
Lelant (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


car park

Nearby Car Parks

Chyvarloe, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Gunwalloe Church Cove, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Poldhu Cove, Mullion (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Degibna, Porthleven (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Highburrow, Porthleven (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Penrose, Porthleven (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Shrubberies Hill, Porthleven (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Kittos Field, Porthleven (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Flambards, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Fairground, Helston (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Helston