Perranuthnoe is a wonderful little South Coast village with beautiful walks to the East and West, with the turquoise waters of Prussia Cove within easy reach. This area used to be a famous smuggling location due to the rugged coastline and plentiful coves and caves. This Prussia Cove walk is a great way to explore the South Cornwall coast path.
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Distance – 4 miles
Time – 2.5 hours
Difficulty – moderate
Facilities – in Perranuthnoe
Parking – small pay and display car park by Perranuthnoe beach
Where to go
Turn out of the car park towards the beach and at the bottom of the carpark there is a coast path sign taking you along to the left up past a bungalow. Turn right in front of ‘Blue Burrow’ cottage and follow the coast path.
The coast path marked will take you all along the coast to Cudden Point passing fields, stiles and high above Stackhouse Cove.
From Cudden Point there are views across to Goonhilly Earth Station and The Lizard as well as St. Michaels Mount.
Once you have appreciated the views carry on along the coast path which takes you past Piskies Cove and Bessy’s Cove. At Bessy’s Cove bear left towards the houses above the cove, then in front of the thatched cottage turn right up an unmade track before turning left to follow the path which heads inland.
As you reach a row of granite posts which split the path in two, keep left and at the top of the lane turn right. After about half a mile there will be some farm buildings on your right, take the signposted footpath opposite.
Climb over a stile next to a metal gate and cross the left hand side of the field. Cross another stile and field on the right hand side and then pass to the right of a garage through a wooden gate.
Follow the lane, when it turns left towards some farm building make sure you keep right and follow the path signed. This will take you right into a field and over a stone stile, in the next field keep right. You will head towards Trebarvah Farm, crossing a stile and then through the farmyard and heading towards another stile.
Follow the right hand side of the field which will take you in the direction of Perranuthnoe, crossing several fields, stiles and kissing gates. Once you reach the tarmac road turn left and this will take you back into Perranuthnoe and towards your car.
View the route here…