Down on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula is a rarely visited cove that even the most avid of explorers may not have heard of. Approximately one mile east of St. Keverne and nestled between the two disused quarries at Dean Point and Porthoustock, Leggan Cove sits adjacent to its bigger brother Godrevy Cove. Leggan Cove exhibits shingle and course dark sand that falls away gradually into the crystal clear waters that surround this amazing coastline. About a nautical mile offshore lies the Mistrel Rock, Carn Du Rocks and the Varses, also known as The Mannacles (Men Eglos), a particularly treacherous group of rocks that many ships have fallen victim to.
Helford & Lizard: Twenty-five Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of the Lizard Peninsula and Helford River’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
Here’s to adventure. The spontaneous foray down that overgrown footpath, leaping that ancient granite hedge and traversing that deserted headland no-ones ever heard ... Read More
Drive to St. Keverne and then follow signs to the small hamlet of Rosenthon. From there take the footpath through the fields and down onto the Southwest Coastal Path. You will eventually arrive at Godrevy Cove with Leggan Cove just to the north.
Postcode: TR12 6QR
Lat / Lon: 50.050201, -5.06435
OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard
Godrevy Cove: 0.2km
Down on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula is a rarely visited cove that even the most avid of explorers may not have heard of. Approximately on... read more
Porthoustock beach on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula is rarely frequented by people due to the lack of golden sand. Don't let the characteri... read more
Porthkerris Cove: 1km
Porthkerris Cove is a privately owned stretch of shingle beach surrounded by imposing cliffs on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula. Its coarse dar... read more