Set at the foot of the valley containing the sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan is the tiny village of Durgan. Consisting of a clutch of cottages (mostly owned by the National Trust) Durgan overlooks the Helford river with stunning vistas in all directions.
The beach at Durgan is a pleasant mix of grey sand and shingle with plenty of rocks and rockpools at either end to keep everyone occupied. Whilst swimming is fairly safe in this sheltered location one should be aware there is no lifeguard service.
Durgan has a strong boating tradition and there is a slipway running down the beach along with moorings just offshore. It is also home to the annual Durgan Regatta on the last Sunday in August.
Type of beach
Sand and shingle
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
OS grid ref.
SW 7734 2725
There is a National Trust car park at the top of the valley with an attractive half mile walk down to the beach and village.