The Beach Guide

Church Cove

  • Church Cove
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  • Church Cove, The Lizard
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This narrow little rocky cove set between the cliffs on the eastern side of the Lizard Point is a real gem. A clutch of quaint cottages lead to the steep slipway which is still used for launching the small fleet of little fishing boats.

On a low tide there is sometimes a little patch of sand near the bottom of the slip, but this all but disappears as the tide comes in. However, there are plenty of spots to perch on around the cove and take in the picture postcard surroundings.

For some reason the water around this part of the Lizard is beautifully clear making it great for great snorkelling and diving. For those a little less adventurous there are any number of rock pools and gullies to explore at the bottom of the slipway.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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Postcode

TR12 7PH

OS grid ref.

SW 7148 1278

Parking

Small free carpark about half a mile up the road in Landwednack