Loe Bar Beach
Loe bar is a stretch of sand than divided The Loe, also known as Loe Pool, from the Atlantic Ocean. The bar was formed in the 12th century and until then merchant ships could sail up the River Cober as far as Helston. The steep and course grained shingle of Loe Bar are often overlooked by beach-goers because of its notorious reputation dangerous waters and remoteness. Local superstition also warns that the Loe claims a victim every seven years, and sadly this seems to hold true, despite the many warning signs advising people not to swim there. The Loe is the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall. Both the Loe Pool, Carminowe Creek and Loe Bar are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty AONB and is considered a classic Geological Conservation Review Site.
Park in Penrose woods National Trust car-park and walk to the bar or walk 20 minutes along the coastal path to Loe Bar. Alternatively, try canoeing from Helston by starting at the boating lake.
Postcode: TR13 0RB
Lat / Lon: 50.069801, -5.29532
OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard
Today's tide times for Loe Bar calculated at the nearest tide station Porthleven located 1.3km away.
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