Ponsence Cove


Ponsence Cove is a sandy beach along the south coast of the Helford River in west Cornwall


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You'll get to this small river beach on foot via the south west coast path. Start from Helford village and head east toward St Anthony Point.


Postcode: TR12 6JL

Lat / Lon: 50.093399, -5.10889

OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard

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