Porthallow Cove Beach


Porthallow sits on the relatively unexplored eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula and faces northeast. This orientation shelters it from the prevailing south westerly winds that Cornwall often experiences. It is a small traditional fishing village and was once home to a successful pilchard industry. The beach lies directly on a glacial fault line and exhibits an amazing array of geological features that lure people far and wide. The cliffs around Porthallow cove form part of the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) noted for its geological features.


Drive to Manaccan and from there follow signposts to Porthallow. Park in the carpark on the beach and walk down onto the sand.


Postcode: TR12 6PW

Lat / Lon: 50.068501, -5.07957

OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard

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Today's tide times for Porthallow Cove calculated at the nearest tide station Helford River (Entrance) located 1km away.

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