Rosemullion Head Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth


Location

Latitude: 50° 06.61′ North
Longitude:  5° 04.87′ West
OS Grid: SW:795 277

Set between Toll Point at the mouth of the Helford Estuary and Rosemullion Head, Prisk Cove is the far end of Rosemullion Beach that is over 650m long and easily accessible.

Directions

From the Hillhead Junction on the A39 on the entrance to Falmouth take the road signposted to Maenporth (5kms). Go past Maenporth Beach to Mawnan and follow the signposts to Mawnan Church. There is a small parking area by the Church (capacity 10-12 cars). To access Rosemullion Beach and Prisk Cove it is better to park 250m along the road before the Church (postcode: TR11 5HX) – Opposite a property called Trebarne is a a footpath which (after 250m) leads to the access track down to the beach from the Coast Path.

Facilities

Rosemullion and Prisk Cove have a strip of grey sand/shingle above high water which stretches the whole length of the beach. A further strip is exposed as the tide recedes which gives way to a flat rocky reef at low water. The beaches are sheltered from prevailing westerly winds.

There is no safety/rescue equipment at either of the beaches. Swimming is best on a rising high tide and is relatively safe except when it is exposed to strong southerly and easterly winds.

There are no restrictions on dogs and no facilities.

The nearest toilets are at Mawnan Smith (1.7kms) where there is a pub and village shop.

Toilets, a café and restaurant are at Maenporth which is 3kms from Mawnan Church.

One thought on “Rosemullion Head Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth

  1. The beach at Rosemullion Head, known I believe as Prisk Cove. The beach is some 2-3 hundred metres long when the tide is out and probably 150 metres when in, if the tide is not high. It is made up of pebbles and shells with earth banks behind it which slip when there has been lots of rain. Access is made down a track that slopes down from the field above which is about halfway between Mawnan Glebe and the Head. Rocks abound along the waterline and are hidden when the tide is out. The beach can be seen from the coastal path and a small spot which can only be seen from afar. People walk their dogs along the beach and round onto the Head, and I have never seen a naturist on it.

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