Caerthillian Cove

Caerthillian Cove
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Caerthillian Cove is a rocky inlet situated between Lizard Point and Kynance Cove. There may be times when at low tide there is some sand but generally there is very little in the way of beach here.
That's not to say it isn't a pleasant spot; sitting just off the coastpath there is a nice grassy area to relax on just above the cove.

The cove here is quite popular bird watchers as is the rest of this part of the Lizard. Among the highlights is the possibility of spotting a Cornish chough. The abundance of rockpools and gullies in the cove are also home to some interesting marine life.

The only other visitors here are surfers as there can be quite a good wave here on the right conditions. Obviously, given the rocky nature of Caerthillian this is one best left to the more experienced.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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TR12 7NY

OS grid ref.

SW 6935 1278




Nearest car parking on National Trust car park above Kynance Cove or in Lizard village.