Ready Money Cove

  • Ready Money Cove
  • Readymoney Cove
  • Readymoney Cove
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    A small, sheltered, sandy beach, slightly shelving. It is sheltered by cliffs close to the mouth of the River Fowey Estuary and bounded, on one side, by the medieval part of the Fowey and, on the other, by St Catherine's Castle. The beach can be covered during spring tides.

    Reasonably safe bathing within cove, but not in the Fowey Estuary. However, can be water pollution after storms and heavy rain.

    The beach is cleaned daily during high season and litter bins are available. 

    There are tidal rock-pools.

    Above the cove is the former coach house which was the home of author, Daphne du Maurier, for a few years during the Second World War.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Seasonal dog ban. Dogs not allowed on beach from 1st July to 31st August / 10am to 6pm

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    PL23 1JD

    OS grid ref.

    SX 1187 5104


    A slip-way is available for boats. Toilets (including disabled toilets) during season. All other amenities in town.


    About 150 car parking spaces are available. No lifeguard service but emergency facilities lifebuoy stand.

    Ready Money Cove Reviews (5)

    You can not launch a boat from the slip

    May 02nd 2021

    Readymoney is a lovely little beach although there is a slip way it is NOT for launching boats other than Kayaks and SUP’s, This needs to be amended on your page. There are Buoys and a rope of floats stating that it is a swimming area.

    Jul 04th 2019

    Best early morning when it is quiet. It is worth walking upto the 16th century castle / fort.

    Nov 27th 2021

    Need a few lessons in how to make a flat white or in fact, any coffee worth drinking

    Great Beach and shop.

    D C

    Aug 25th 2023

    Great little beach, very scenic and clean. clear water great for swimming in. Lovely little shop that does and has everything. Great cups of tea you can take onto the beach and return the cups to a bucket outside the shop. if you fancy a walk there is a great cliff walk up the steps and off round the top and also the ruins of a castle.
    Love it here.

    Nice Beach


    May 24th 2021

    Lovely to be able to stay in Fowey and take the dogs on the beach, friendly and clean cafe with nice reusable and recycled plastic mugs which are so much better than disposable takeaway cups for the environment and much nicer to drink out of. There is a small voluntary charge for the toilets which I was happy to pay.

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