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
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
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 BakerJul 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.