Grebe Beach

Grebe Beach
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Located a short woodland walk away from the village of Durgan is the secluded Grebe beach. Access is via a fairly steep path and the beach is a little out of the way so there is rarely a crowd at Grebe. 

 Grebe beach is a lovely spot backed by woodland and looking out onto the stunning Helford river. There are rocks at either end of the beach with a few rock pools worth exploring. 

 As with most of the Helford beaches swimming is relatively safe but the absence of a lifeguard means caution is advised.

Type of beach

Sand and pebble

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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TR11 5JR

OS grid ref.

SW 7753 2727


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.

Grebe Beach Reviews (1)

Respect the area/parking

Same Baker

Jul 17th 2022

Nice place spoilt by people taking advantage of it.

No vehicles allowed down the hill - yet the emergency service/passing lay-by’s are full and the resulting back & forth snarl ups to Durgan are atrocious.

The car park is at the top of the hill, it’s cheap, accessible and run by the National Trust.

It’s a shame that the ‘wild swimming’ surge, location pins on social media and the Uni have turned this area into a theme park.