Pedngwinian between Church Cove and Fishing Cove
Pedngwinian between Church Cove and Fishing Cove

Gunwalloe Beaches

  • Gunwalloe Church Cove

    Church Cove is very picturesque. It has a sandy beach bordered on one side by the parish church and on the other by crumbling cliffs. There is a small dune system at the back of the beach. The beach is good for surfing.

    Facilities include car park, toilets and cafe.

    Dogs are not allowed on Church Cove beach between Easter and October 1st but it is dog friendly between October and Easter when dogs are allowed.

    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Church Cove beach from early July to early September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email

  • Gunwalloe Surf Report
    Surfing conditions at Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

  • Dollar Cove - Jangye Ryn

    Dollar Cove, is a west facing beach, just north of Church Cove. It derived its name from a Portuguese treasure ship which sank offshore in 1526 and in 1783 a ship carrying silver dollars was wrecked here.

    The beach is mostly shingle and stone with some sand. There are rock pools to explore.
    Beach fishing is a popular sport in the autumn.

    Of geological interest are the formations in the rocks here of heavily contorted strata caused by centuries of tectonic shift.

    Unsuitable for swimming because of strong rip currents at low water. The beach shelves steeply.

    Snorkelling is possible under rare conditions when the water is sufficiently calm.
    Kite surfing and inflatables are not allowed.

    No lifeguard service.

    To the north of Dollar Cove Pedngwinian Head

    The beach is owned and managed by the National Trust.
    There are no facilities at Dollar Cove. Toilets are close-by but only open during the summer. A small cafe near the toilets is open during the summer.

    The nearest shops, restaurants and pubs are at Helston and Mullion.

    Dollar Cove is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

    The National Trust car park is only 109 yards (100m) from Dollar Cove.

  • Gunwalloe Fishing Cove - Halzephron Cove

    A rocky cove with a shingle beach with very steep cliffs. It would have once been associated with the fishing industry, with seining for pilchards being a familiar sight and the cries of the huers on shore as they guided the fishermen to the shoals of pilchard. No swimming. Car parking available. No lifeguard service. Gunwalloe Fishing Cove is is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

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Gunwalloe Parish Church - St Winwalloe
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