Exploring the rugged stretch of coastline between Land's End and St. Ives will reward you with Porthmeor Cove, a secluded and remote spot situated 6 miles northeast of Land's End. Accessible at all states of the tide, Porthmeor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a geologist's heaven due to the unusual geological features lurking around the inlet. A feature worthy of mention is an exposed granite cupola (rounded dome). This wide and rocky beach is made up of large boulders and rock pools that are exposed as the tide drops. A fine sandy beach appears bang on low tide and good surf can be had if visited on the right day. The perimeter of the cove is made up of lots of nooks and crannies that are perfect for exploring with children. Challenging open water swimming opportunities can be found off the point to the right but be wary of strong currents.
The Far West: Nineteen Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of West Cornwall’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
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Park at the Gurnard's Head pub and find the footpath that trickles down onto the coastal path. From here, take a fork to the right and head down to the beach. Alternatively, park by the cattle grid in the hamlet of Rosemergy. Take the small footpath directly down the valley, past the old mine workings and down into the cove.
Postcode: TR26 3DE
Lat / Lon: 50.181301, -5.60767
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
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