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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

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

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre

Nearest town

Helston

Postcode

TR12 7JB

OS grid ref.

SW 6658 1998

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended