Leggan Cove

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  • Clear water at Leggan Cove
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    Leggan cove is a little known beach situated on the sheltered eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. It sits between two quarries at Dean Point and Porthoustock, although you wouldn't know this once you are on the beach.

    The beach here is sheltered from the winds by the sloping cliffs behind. The sea here is also fairly sheltered compared to the western side of the Lizard. However, just over a mile offshore lie the barely submerged Mannacles reef. These notorious rocks have cost the lives of over a thousand people throughout the centuries.

    Like neighbouring Godrevy Cove this is a great beach. The sand is an unusual coarse grey but this seems to emphasise the clear blue sea here. As with much of the Lizard there is good snorkelling (and diving) to be had here. For those feeling less adventurous there are rockpools at low tide!

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    TR12 6QR

    OS grid ref.

    SW 8073 2117


    None. The nearest are in St Keverne around a mile away.


    There is very limited roadside parking in Rosenithon about 15 minutes walk away.