For many people, Cornwall means dramatic beaches with a backdrop of stunning cliffs – beaches like Kiberick Cove on the Roseland Peninsula. It's around two miles north-east of Nare Head and can only be accessed on foot. For those looking for a location to walk their canine chum, a different location might be preferable, depending on the season: dogs are banned on the beach from Easter day until the 1st of October each year. The Cove is owned by the National Trust.
This is not a surfing beach, and submerged rocks make swimming a little risky too. At low water there are a few rock pools, and on the Nare Head side of the Cove the location is popular with anglers.
There is no lifeguard cover at this relatively rocky beach, and the path to and from the beach is long and steep. When it's damp, the grass can be very slippery. Visitors also need to keep a look out for rock falls and be aware of tide times as it's easy to get cut off here. The cove is small and sheltered, and in summer there can be a decent amount of sand. The highest point of the beach is usually rocky all year round and after southerly winds there's usually plenty of seaweed left behind.
It is also worth noting there are no facilities here; the nearest toilets are around 3km away, either at Portloe or Carne Beach. There's a pub, restaurant, and shop at Portloe, and a pub and village shop 2.5km away at Veryan. For those feeling a little more energetic, it's possible to walk to Nare Head along the Coast Path.
Type of beach
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October
OS grid ref.
SW 9262 3801
Kiberick Cove Reviews
C.D.Aug 24th 2019
Not the best of beaches.
Narrow difficult to find road there.
Very long steep path up and down, grass is very slippery when damp.
Not much sand, but loads of boulders.
Plenty of clearly visible ground subsidence on the last short scramble down the cliff.
High over hanging cliffs also show signs of recent rock falls. Looks like more to fall at some stage.
Keep your eye on the tide to avoid getting cut of. No risk of drowning if you wait above the high tide line. But your visit may be unintentionally long.