The Beach Guide

Priests Cove

  • Priest's Cove at dusk
  • Priests cove boats
  • Priests Cove
  • Priest's Cove

Priest's Cove is to the west of Cape Cornwall. It is a tiny fishing cove dominated by the bulking cliffs of the Cape.
The Cape and cove were donated to the National Trust by the Heinz food company in the 1980's.
A swimming race takes place between the cove and the outcrop of rocks known as The Brisons.
Toilets and a seasonal food van can be found in the car park just above the beach.

Also known as:

Cape Cornwall

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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TR19 7NN

OS grid ref.

SW 3528 3163


Toilets at car park


Cape Cornwall car park