Nare Point stands guard to the mouth of the Helford River with views out towards Falmouth Bay and back along the Lizard Peninsula. Tucked away on the eastern side of the point is Polnare Cove, a tiny sand and shingle beach.
The beach is backed by low cliffs and the sand gives way to a flat rocky ledge at the low water mark. This makes it a great spot for snorkelling and diving, although there is nothing in the way of safety equipment. The cove does however sit in the shadow of the National Coastwatch lookout on Nare Point.
Polnare Cove is about as remote as beaches get in Cornwall and it is a fair walk from anywhere and involves navigating a maze of lanes.
Type of beach
Sand, shingle and rock
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
OS grid ref.
SW 8001 2510
Roadside parking around 1.5 (2km) walk away