Polgwidden Cove

Polgwidden Cove
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Polgwidden Cove is situated at the foot of the valley in which Trebah Gardens lie. The beach is privately owned but open to the public. However, access is somewhat convoluted unless entering through Trebah Gardens.

It is a small shingle beach with a cafe at the top. There are still some reminders of Polgwidden's role during World War II in the form of concrete structures. It was from here that boats were launched to attack Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day.

Being on the Helford River close to Helford Passage, it is an ideal place for boating or exploring the coastal scenery.

Also known as:

Trebah beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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TR11 5JZ

OS grid ref.

SW 7686 2696


Nearest amenities at Helford Passage. Café at Tebah Garden.


There are several car parks in the area around Polgwidden at Helford Passage, Trebah Garden, Glendurgan Garden and Bosloe.