Bassetts Cove

  • Bassetts Cove
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    Small sandy beach situated at the bottom of sheer cliffs. Nearby is Hell's Mouth, one of the regions most infamous suicide spots. In the other direction is Portreath

    Access to the beach is a fairly hazardous decent down a slippery cliff path. Combined with the fact the beach disappears at high tide it isn't ideal for everyone.

    The name Bassett's is derived from the well to do local family of the same name. They were responsible for Tehidy house and Park.

    Until recently Bassett's was a popular dumping spot for old cars, but this seems to have been cleaned up over recent years.

    Also known as:

    Spratting Cove

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    Nudist/naturist beach



    TR14 0HE

    OS grid ref.

    SW 6385 4414


    There is a reasonably sized free car park right at the top of the cliff.

    Bassetts Cove Reviews (2)

    Jul 24th 2021

    Good parking but very tricky, slippery and steep climb down to beach. Deserted when you get there.

    Mar 01st 2021

    Never seen anyone on this beach , no idea if nudist

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