The Beach Guide

Lamorna Cove

There is a small pebble beach below the quay at Lamorna Cove. Pleasant place to swim. The cove is on the coastal footpath between Mousehole and Porthcurno.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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TR19 6XH

OS grid ref.

SW 4518 2405


There is a car park on the quay and a small café. A short walk up the hill there is a pub, the Lamorna Wink.


Paying car park on the quay.

Lamorna Cove Reviews

Disgraceful place

Dec 10th 2019

Avoid this place at all costs!!!!!! (unless simply walking through along the coast path) sad that beautiful Cornwall should be blighted with the rip off merchant who owns/manages this cove.
Visited in December, place looks quite run down, tried to get change for car park meter but nowhere open so left after a few minutes and then subsequently hit for a £100 parking fine through the post…...BEWARE!!!!! they have ANPR camera surveillance positioned at the bottom of the narrow access road (you won’t have a chance to turn round beforehand) have tried to appeal but a waste of time. Have now read so many disgraceful stories of similar instances involving innocent motorists since….it seems to have been an issue for some time ......plenty of much nicer, prettier, friendlier and welcoming places in Cornwall to visit. Best to stay away from this one!!!

stay away

Oct 22nd 2019

we drove in and turned around because there was nothing worth seeing, the café looked a mess, in fact I don’t think it was even used? as we were driving away a guy slapped a ticket fine on the car window then ran off, the one star rating should be a 0 star rating, Stay away.


Oct 14th 2019

Keep away from this disgrace of a location. Cost you a fortune just to enter. If you just turn round and leave you will get a ticket. Café run down and poor. KEEP AWAY