The Beach Guide

Poldhu Cove

Poldhu Cove - Cornwall

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A small west-facing beach on the Lizard peninsula. The first trans-Atlantic radio signal ever sent was from Poldhu, now in the hands of the National Trust and part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an SSSI. An easy walk on the South West Coast Path to neighbouring Gunwalloe Church Cove.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog bins are provided but dogs are banned from the beach during Easter to October.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Lost child centre

    Nearest town



    TR12 7JB

    OS grid ref.

    SW 6658 1998

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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