Your Reviews of St Nectan’s Glen
It did not take long at all to get to the waterfall, and parking was free. You have to go early because it fills up quick, although it doesn’t open until 10am. It wasn’t too hard to get to the waterfall, although elderly or disabled people may find it difficult. There is a cafe and shop at the top. Then you walk down past the waterfall and there are two viewing platforms. At the bottom you have to walk through the shallow water to get to the exit so I wouldn’t wear your best shoes! Most people went barefoot and we all took photos next to the waterfall before walking back. A lovely activity.
Had a magical day in St Nectan's Glen. The cafe at the top has some of the best food we ate on holiday. Great views from your table and you can visit the Bee Hotel and Bugingham Palace if you'd like! There is the sweetest meditation room there which is recommended and the shop is fun too. Sarah who works there made our time there extra special. Her knowledge and passion about this magical place made all the difference. We got to learn so much about the history and legend which helped make us feel like it was more than a jolly tourist bucket list day out. The waterfall itself is as good as you'd hoped it would be. Take your shoes off, enjoy the water and marvel at this beautiful place. It's a bit of a walk from the car park but nothing too strenuous.
What a gorgeous day visiting the waterfall, Sarah who works in the shop was so lovely, helpful, kind and passionate about what she does and I’ll definitely be coming back to see both her and the waterfall. Pure magic.
Family and I walked to the Glen and the Kieve from Tintagel and we were not disappointed. the walk through the glen was enchanting. was not ready for the endless stairs but at the end of it was a restaurant fill of delightful staff.
We're a family of geography nerds and to see this land formation really got us excited, discovering the power of water and how beautiful it can be.
ran out of water on the way there and eventhough the restaurant was closed they were happy to fill up our water bottles (4 times actually).
Highly recommend as a place of interest, a delightful walk, and refreshing rest stop.
We visited whilst on holiday having visited a few years previously.
There have been many improvements and the waterfall is still as magical as I remembered. So peaceful and tranquil and great for a paddle although the water is cold, so if you like you can take your wellies.
We had hot drinks in the new cafe/restaurant.
Good for social distancing.
Found this place close to our camp site and decided to visit. Wonderful. The cafe at the top was open and was serving food and drinks. Had a snack and a drink. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.
When we pulled into a well-worn (free) mini-car park opposite a bungalow we didn't know what to think. Good signage led us across the road to a little lane. The mile walk took us past an accessible small chapel, farmland and beautiful views before we began our descent into the moody glen; the sound of rushing water increasing with every step.
When we reached the bottom the ground levels out and offers a serene walk through woodland accompanied by the recumbent ever-moving stream with and orchestral rock-hitting sounds.
The stream's strength builds and width increases as you walk toward a presumed crescendo. Scaling harsh rock steps, not for the weak-kneed, and passing view-encroaching trees that obscure your view of an increasingly loud roar. Eventually you rise high to a visitor centre and cafe. Wellies are offered and a must, a decent fee for site-upkeep is fair, and then you're taken through a hidden door. This is where the fun really begins.
Winding steps lead you back down the other side of the glen, meeting the first stunning waterfall cutting through the landscape. But it is when you reach the river that you realise how incredible this site is. The main waterfall is obscured by a rock face and you must wade through the water to see the hidden wonder. The drama is immense, the rock faces imposing and fierce. All of this has led you to the roaring sound and sight of this incredible place. The mist swells around you and you can't help but feel alone within this unique corner of Cornwall's dramatic landscape.
Staff were lovely throughout.