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Gunwalloe

Helston



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Gunwalloe

The name of the quiet peaceful church at the edge of the sand derives from the Breton missionary saint 'Ste. Winwaloe' and is an unusual beach in that there is a church set below the low cliffs of Castle Mound at its northern end. What is even more unusual, is that the bell tower is detached from the main body of the small church standing about 3 metres away cut into the cliffside. Quite popular due to its proximity to Helston, fine NT car park and its good sandy beach. A good base from which to explore north to Dollar Cove and Halzephron cove or south over Carrag-a-Pilez to Poldhu Cove. Overlooked by a golf course on its eastern edge. Well worth a visit!

Halzephron Cove. The name an anglicised form of the cornish name of Als-Ifarn - literally the 'Cliffs of Hell'. It lies about half a mile north of Gunwalloe Church Cove separated from it by the headland known as Pedngwinian. It is the smaller and less attractive of the two Gunwalloe Coves and is frequently overlooked in favour of Church Cove or Poldhu Cove further to the south. There are no facilities here apart from a very small parking area. Swimming is not permitted from this cove.

 

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