Veor Cove Beach


Popular with both swimmers that like to put themselves out of their comfort zones and naturists that like to put others out of their comfort zones, Veor Cove is generally deserted, even during the height of summer. High cliffs surround the remote cove and a long but beautiful walk along the South West Coastal Path has to be undertaken to reach this quiet spot. Take a hike up to the summit of Zennor Head to the east for jaw-dropping vistas along the coast. Due to its north facing orientation, Veor cove is incredibly sheltered in a prevailing south westerly and the waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling during calm conditions. Just to the east of Veor cove lies it's younger sibling Pendour Cove, famous for the Mermaid of Zennor, that can only be reached by the more adventurous swimmers. The cove is usually filled with fine white sand but this can disappear during the winter months due to local storm activity. It must be noted that swimming during a dropping tide is unadvisable. Although technically a low-tide-only beach, explorers can retreat to grassy pastures above the cove as the tide pushes in, perfect for private picnics.


Head towards Zennor and park in the car park just behind the Tinner's Arms. Directions to the coastal path are clearly sign-posted. When you reach the coastal path turn left and make your way down the valley, past Pendour Cove and onto a smaller footpath leading to Veor Cove.


Postcode: TR26 3BY

Lat / Lon: 50.194302, -5.58177

OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End

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Today's tide times for Veor Cove calculated at the nearest tide station St. Ives located 4.6km away.

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