Leggan Cove



Area

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.


Guides

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


Directions

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.


Location

Postcode: TR12 6QR

Lat / Lon: 50.050201, -5.06435

OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard

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location pin iconGodrevy Cove: 0.2km

Beach photo of Godrevy Cove in Cornwall England

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location pin iconPorthoustock: 0.4km

Beach photo of Porthoustock in Cornwall England

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location pin iconPorthkerris Cove: 1km

Beach photo of Porthkerris Cove in Cornwall England

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Beach photo of Leggan Cove in Cornwall England

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