Porthmeor Cove – near Porthmear and Bosigran

 

Location

Latitude: 50° 18.13′ North
Longitude:  5° 60.75′ West
Sat Nav Postcode: TR26 3DE

 Directions

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.

Description

Porthmeor Cove, a small, sheltered, secluded and remote spot situated 6 miles northeast of Land’s End halfway between Morvah and Zennor on the South West Coast Path. Accessible at all states of the tide, Porthmeor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and one of Cornwall’s most important geological destinations its a geologist’s heaven due to the unusual geological features lurking around the inlet. This wide and rocky beach is the cove is a combination of sand, pebbles and rocks and rock pools are exposed as the tide drops. A fine sandy beach appears bang on low tide. 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.

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