Rinsey Cove

  • Rinsey Cove beach
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  • Rinsey Cove
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  • Rinsey Cove
  • Wheal Prosper Mine - Rinsey Cove
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  • Rinsey Cove
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    The National Trust owned Rinsey Cove is positioned in the lee of Rinsey head, between Praa Sands and Porthleven. It is fairly remote and somewhat off the beaten track meaning it is very rarely busy. 

     At low tide there is a lovely little sandy beach here although it all but disappears towards high tide. It is also a bit of a scramble down to the beach so combined with the lack of amenities not ideal for families. 

     This stretch of coast is quite exposed to powerful swells so given the remoteness and lack of lifeguard cover care should be taken if you fancy a dip. 

     Overlooking the cove is a particularly well preserved engine house which once formed part of Wheal Prosper tin mine. Despite its name the mine here was somewhat of a financial failure and only operated for six years.

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    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    TR13 9TS

    OS grid ref.

    SW 5927 2689


    National Trust car park at Rinsey