Unusual Evergreen Shrubs at Caerhays
The South Cornish Coastal Path borders around 2 miles of the Caerhays estate coastline. This, along with other adjacent public footpaths in the historic parkland above Caerhays beach, and also around East and West Portholland enables walkers and summer holiday visitors alike full enjoyment if the coastline right through the whole year.
The restored Coastguard's Hut provides a wonderful spot to view the whole coastline from Nare Head and Gull Rock in the West to Dodman Point in the East in all weathers (The building is also licensed for wedding ceremonies). On clear days you can easily see as far as Falmouth Docks and the Lizard Peninsular.
Ample parking for coastal walkers exists all year round in the car parks at Porthluney Beach as well as at East and West Portholland. Car parking charges are only made at Porthluney Beach in the summer months (late May to mid September) and there is an honesty box at East Portholland. For the rest of the year car parking at Porthluney and Portholland is entirely free. Those enjoying holidays in one of the Caerhays holiday lets will find that they are all directly on or within easy walking distance of the coast and beaches.
You are very welcome to enjoy the spectacular views from these coastal fields and paths, or to walk or picnic in them at your leisure. The Coastguard's Lookout Hut is also a licensed wedding venue.
There are however a few common sense guidelines to coastal walking which most people would take for granted!
Coastal walks can be dangerous especially in stormy weather, the paths are uneven and have no fences in some places, so please do take care.
Please keep your dogs on leads if there are sheep or cattle in the fields which you are walking in.
Please also remember to observe the other fundamental rule of enjoying the countryside safely - TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME!