Beaches

Kennack Sands
Kennack Sands is part of the Gwendreath National Nature Reserve which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
It has a wide sandy beach with numerous rock pools and stunning walks along coastal paths towards Coverack and Lizard Point via Cadgwith. It is a life-guarded in high season.
Kennack Sands beach is well known amongst the surfing and body boarding fraternity. This beach has a big tidal range due to its shallow angle and regularly throws up 4 to 5ft waves.
Animals: Dogs not allowed on West Beach from Easter to October but are they are welcome on East Beach all year round.
Facilities: Shop, café and toilets
Parking: Large car park at the beach

Kynance Cove
Located one mile west from Lizard Point, Kynance Cover offers turquoise water and white sand with islands and caves to explore.
Look out for serpentine rock formations and a pinnacle towards the north end of the beach. Stunning views make it one of the most photographed beaches in Cornwall.
Animals: Dogs not allowed between Easter and October
Facilities: Beach cafe and toilets
Parking: Large National Trust car park is a 10 minute walk from the beach

Polpeor Cove
Polpeor’s mini beach is situated just to the right of Lizard Point. Expect a steep cliff descent towards the old Lizard Lifeboat Station where coarse, dark grey sand enters the sea at the foot of the boardwalk.
This beach is unsuitable for swimming with most visitors sightseeing from the cliff path.
Animals: Dog friendly
Facilities: Toilets at Lizard Point and a café
Parking: National Trust car park at Lizard Point

Cadgwith Cove
Cadgwith is a tiny fishing village located on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula which houses whitewashed thatched cottages and a small shingle beach.
Famed for its appearance on the BBC’s Fisherman’s Apprentice with Monty Halls, the cove’s fishing fleet catch fresh fish every day.
Animals: Dogs not allowed between Easter and October
Facilities: Local pub, shop and cafe nearby
Parking: 75 space car park up the road from the beach, which is free in winter

Poldhu Cove
Find this cove by taking the Mullion and Poldhu road. Famed as the place from where the first trans-Atlantic radio signal was sent in 1901, this cove sports a popular sandy beach set in a beautiful location.
Explore some of the fantastic coastal walks to make the most of its great view.
Animals: Dogs not allowed between Easter and October
Facilities: Café at the beach
Parking: Large car park by the beach

Church Cove
Church Cove is narrow and rocky, set between cliffs on the eastern side of the Lizard. You’ll find a slipway for launching boats, rock pools and gullies to explore.
There’s also some great snorkelling and diving territory here if you’re feeling adventurous.
Animals: Dogs not allowed between Easter and October
Facilities: Good picnic areas and viewing points
Parking: Small free car parks – one a half mile up the road in Landwednack

Polurrian Cove
Polurrian Cove is a west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula. Sheltered by high cliffs, its picturesque location is popular with families though the beach pathway is steep.
The south west coastal path provides great walking opportunities.
Animals: Dogs not allowed between Easter and October
Facilities: Lifeguard service at weekends during peak summer months
Parking: Nearby in Mullion

Coverack Cove
Found in the picturesque fishing village of Coverack, the rocks at this small sand and pebble beach provide a great spot for fishing.
The Manacles are a dangerous group of rocks located just off the coast here that have caused many shipwrecks now popular with divers.
Animals: Dog friendly
Facilities: Cafés and toilets in the village
Parking: At the beach head