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Maenporth Beach

Alternative Names:   Webcam

Type of Dive:  Easy shore dive

Suggested experience:  Novice

Distance from Plymouth:   67 Miles  1hr 45 mins 

Parking directions: Park on the beach at pure blue (£2 per day) also directly behind the beach cost £3 per visit during the summer months.

Lat & Long:  50.125216, -5.093677   Postcode TR11 5H

Tides: Tide tables  Best dived at high tide. Weather

Depth: 5m

Site entry/exit:  Walk down to the beach.

Underwater directions:  Head out to 3-4m and turn left (east) and follow the reef along and back. or head right and there is a reef the same as the left. If you head straight out there is some sea grass and the chance of seeing thornback rays. There is the wreck of the Ben Asdale a 422-ton fishing trawler in the north of the bay and there are a few large parts of the wreck left and bits are always visible even on a high tide, so you should have no problems finding her. If you have an U/W Camera take it as you will get lots of good shots here. (see pictures below)

Site Hazards:  No major hazards here except occasional boat traffic so an SMB is required. Its a long swim to the wreck so would recommend snorkelling.

Nearest Public phone: Contact me

Accommodation:  Falmouth backpackers    Holiday cottages

Mobile Network service:   Most networks work here.

Other comments:   Public toilets are available on site. You can also dive Pendennis point  Swanpool beach and Gylly beach not far from here. Maenporth is approximately 45-60 min walk from Falmouth town centre via the South West Coast Path that links it to Gyllyngvase Beach (2.5miles) and Swanpool Beach (2 miles).

Pub:  The Front

Created By: Mark Milburn

Cafe:  Maenporth beach Cafe

Air & Nitrox: Atlantic scuba   Cornish divers

Date: 05/08/14

Revision:  1

Thanks To:

Links:  Link   Beach info

Surface Photos:  Contact me

Underwater Photos: By Mark Milburn  Utube

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Dive Map:   Not required here its easy to navigate.

Dive Report:  Comment in the box below.