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Spring Coastal Walks

At Merchant House we love walking, it’s one of our favourite weekend activities! We’ve put together three of our favourite walks, perfect for enjoying the flora and fauna this spring!

Porthgwarra to Porthcurno

This easygoing walk takes you from the bijou fishing cove of Porthgwarra to Porthcurno, passing the Holy Well of St Levan and the iconic open air Minack Theatre built into the Cliffside. Porthcurno is described as a paradise with soft white sand and high cliffs on both sides, providing stunning views from above. Enjoy the wild flowers on the cliff top, bird sightings and you may even catch a glimpse of the cast of Poldark, rumour has it that Porthgwarra is one of their shooting scenes, including the famous scene of Ross Poldark swimming in the sea! Let’s get those walking boots laced up!

Kynance Cove

A leisurely walk with some of the most incredible views in Cornwall, Kynance is famous and when you visit you’ll soon see why! With far-reaching views of the Lizard Peninsula, this walk takes you to Lizard Point, the UK’s most southerly point. Expect pure white sands, azure waters and serpentine rock towers. Doubling up as Poldark’s spectacular Nampara, this beach is named one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South West by the BBC and raved about by Conde Nast Traveller, Time Out and The Guardian to name a few. If you haven’t visited it’s a must-see!


The perfect walk for dog lovers, Trelissick has over 30 acres of elevated garden including hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias and ginger lilies. There’s also 300 acres of pastures, woodlands and coastline to explore. There are many walks and routes including the fantastic Woodland Walk. The tree-lined path takes you beside the water, giving glimpses of the most spectacular scenery and views. Perfect for beginners or avid walkers, adapt the route to your own level.