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Veor Cove – near Zennor

Veor Cove, Cornwall


Latitude:50° 19.44′ North
Longitude: 5° 58.17′ West
OS Grid:SW 444 388
Sat Nav Postcode:TR26 3BY


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. Bus routes 507 & 508 go to Zennor.

Having left the car, walk up past the pub and turn left along the lane. 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.


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 inadvisable. 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.


No facilities.

No restrictions on dogs.


  1. Does anyone have an update on this beach?
    I’m walking from St Ives to Penzance over a few days during mid April. It will be my first time in the area. Does anyone know if there are any beaches/coves on my route where I can get naked?
    Any info would be gratefully received.

  2. An attractive beach but we didn’t see any trace of a footpath and nobody using the beach on a hot summer’s day (although a weekday) in late July. The valley between the path and the beach is full of ferns, which would be a bit of a battle to get through too.

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