Porthzennor Cove – near Zennor


Latitude:50° 19.86′ North
Longitude: 5° 57.12′ West
OS Grid:SW 452 393


From St.Ives take the B3306 coast road to Lands End. After about five miles you arrive at the beautiful little village of Zennor. There is a car park just below the Tinners Arms and right next to the Backpackers. It costs £1 to park.

Having left the car, walk up past the pub and turn left. Porthzennor is sign posted. Eventually you will see Porthzennor down below you on the left. Access is by a steep footpath from the South West Coast Path.


Porthzennor Cove is a sandy and rocky beach. North facing but sheltered from the prevailing south-west winds. It is an unofficial naturist beach.


There are no facilities.

There is no restriction on dogs at Porthzennor Cove.

2 thoughts on “Porthzennor Cove – near Zennor

  1. We tried to access this beach on the same day as Veor Cove. Lovely looking sandy beach from up on the cliff on a hot summer’s day in late July.

    This time we did find a narrow path just about visible between bushes but extremely steep and slippery. Makes Pednvounder feel a breeze, so not very highly recommended. The beach may be accessible if approached from the next cove to the east, if you don’t mind a longish walk back but the fact that we couldn’t see anyone in either cove, clothed or nude, didn’t leave us very optimistic.

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