Fishing cove is a small slice of golden sand hidden at the foot of towering cliffs on the north coast of Cornwall between Godrevy and Portreath along the South West Coast Path. A short walk around the corner from Fishing Cove is Godrevy lighthouse, supposedly the inspiration for Virginia Woolf's novel 'To the LightHouse'. Local seal colonies dominate this stretch of the coast due to the high cliffs and limited access to the shore. The footpath down to Fishing Cove is one of only a handful of access points along this dramatic coastline, with a hair-raising track that contours down the side of the cliff to the shoreline. A number of other tiny coves litter this stretch of coast including Hudder Cove and Deadman's Cove to the east, Castle Giver Cove to the west and the sinister named Hell's Mouth next door. Most of this coastline best explored on the water by padding around from Godrevy. The cafe at Hell's Mouth on the B3301 offers light refreshments and cream teas.
Park in the free car park just past the cafe and take the southwest coat path west towards Navax Head. Look out for a tiny gap in the bushes that leads down towards a stile and a warning sign. Carefully pick your way down the cliff and drop down steps onto the sand.
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