Lizard Peninsula - Gunwalloe Church Cove
Lizard Peninsula - Gunwalloe Church Cove

Lizard Peninsula Beaches


Cadgwith

Cadgwith Cove, South has a dog ban during the main season and is dog friendly between October and Easter.

Cadgwith, East beach can be used for swimming but exercise care because of the rocks. This beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

There is a large car park just outside the village with a pedestrian walkway into Cadgwith.





Coverack

Coverack Beach



Coverack has a sand and pebble beach. The beach disappears at high tide. It is accessed by steps.

Coverack beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Facilities including shops, toilets and parking can all be found in Coverack.

There is no lifeguard service.






Gillan

Gillan Harbour Beach is a small, sand and shingle beach in a quiet location.

No facilities near the beach. Parking spaces are very limited.

No lifeguard service available

Gillan Harbour Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.



Gunwalloe

  • 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 lifeguards@rnli.org.uk


  • 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.





Helford

Penarvon Cove is a river beach located just a few hundred metres outside the village of Helford. The water is clean and clear. The beach is comprised of small stones. There are no facilities at the beach but Helford is only a sort walk away.




Kennack Sands

Two sheltered sandy beaches - Kennack Sands East and West, popular with families and good for surfing, for surfers of all abilities.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty from mid May to early September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Facilities include: car park, cafe and toilets.

Kennack Sands East beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round. During the season use the path behind Kennack West Beach to access Kennack East.

Kennack Sands West (nearest to the car park) has a dog ban between Easter and 1st October and is dog friendly between October and Easter.


Kennack Sands Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Kennack Sands including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Kynance Cove

During very high tides the beach is unavailable but don't let this stop you enjoying the fantastic views.

Surfing is good here for beginners. Swimming is possible on an incoming tide or at high water.

Kynance Cove Beach has a dog ban between Easter and the 1st October. Dogs are allowed on the beach from October until Easter Day.

There are toilets at the National Trust car park (not open in the Winter) and a cafe at Kynance Cove. The toilets at the cafe are open all year round.

No lifeguard service.

Rescue equipment is available above the beach.





Landewednack

Church Cove, on the east coast of the Lizard, stands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within the Caerthillian to Kennack Site of Special Scientific Interest.

It has a small stony beach, sometimes with small areas of sand between serpentine cliffs.

At high water there is no beach but at low tide the narrow inlet extends to around 55 yards (50 metres).

The Church Cove valley contains several disused serpentine quarries.

The cove is accessed by a lane passing Landewednack Parish Church and a number of pretty thatched cottages.

Once a thriving fishing cove, today its fish cellars and boat houses have become residential properties. Some fishing still takes place and you may see boats hauled up on the slipway.

No lifeguard service.

No rescue equipment.

Swimming is possible on a rising tide. Some rock pools. Good for snorkelling south to Kilkobben Cove. Church Cove is not a surfing beach.

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

Nearest facilities are at Lizard Village, 1.1kms away, where you will find toilets, shops, cafes and pubs.



Lankidden Cove

This pretty sandy beach on the side of the headland of Carrick Luz is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

Please note that the last few metres of access to the beach involve using a rope so although the beach is dog friendly do not attempt to take your dogs onto the beach unless you are able to carry them.

There is no lifeguard cover.

The nearest facilities are at Kennack Sands and Coverack.



Loe Bar

A shingle, flinty beach. Loe Bar beach is not considered safe for swimming because of offshore currents which make it very dangerous. There is no lifeguard service. There are no facilities near the beach and the nearest car park is about a 15 minute walk.

Loe Bar beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.



Mullion

Mullion Cove beach can be used for swimming as long as this is done with care.

The beach is sandy. No lifeguard service.

Parking and toilet facilities are available at the cove. Mullion Cove beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Polurrian Cove, just north of Mullion, is only a 10 minute walk from Mullion.
This is a large sandy beach. Car parking and toilets are at Mullion.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between Easter and October between 7am - 7pm and it is dog friendly outside these hours and from October 1st until Easter.



Polurrian Cove

Polurrian Cove Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula. It is a popular family beach.

Polurrian Cove is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

There is no car parking available at the beach nor any other facilities. Mullion village is nearby, being around a ten minute walk. The path to the beach is slightly steep and not suitable for everyone.


RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Polurrian Cove from the 7th July - 2nd September Weekends only. For more information about the lifeguard service - 0845 045 6999 Monday–Friday 8am–6pm


Polurrian Cove has a dog ban between Easter and 1st October from 7am - 7pm and is dog friendly outside these hours and between October and Easter.


Polurrian Cove Bathing Water Quality



Porthallow

Porthallow Beach

The beach consists of pebbles with some sand at low tide. Some rock pools.

Good for snorkelling. Popular with divers. A good launch point for kayaks and sailing dinghies.

The car park is on the beach.

There is safety equipment at the beach but no lifeguard service.

Toilets are open all year round.

Porthallow Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.



Porthleven

Porthleven beach is long and sandy, extending for three miles from just beyond the harbour wall, southeastwards towards Loe Bar.


At low tide it is possible to walk to Loe Bar along the beach.

Facilities include car parking, toilets, shops and cafes in the town.

At low water and during rough weather, the beach is not good for swimming.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Porthleven beach from early July to early September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Porthleven beach has a dog friendly designated area on its eastern side with dogs allowed all year round and a seasonal dog ban on the area of beach to the west. The dog ban applies from 1st May until the 30th September from 9am to 7pm. Outside these hours and from October 1st to Easter the west part of the beach is dog friendly.



Porthleven Surf Report


Surfing conditions at Porthleven including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Porthoustock

Porthoustock Beach is mostly shingle but has some sand at low tide.

Good for snorkelling, diving and swimming. A popular beach for launching kayaks, etc. This is not a surfing beach.

There are toilets here but no other facilities.

The car park is on the beach.

There is no lifeguard service.

Porthoustock Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.




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