The Beach Guide

Porthmeor Cove

Porthmeor Cove - Cornwall

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Porthmeor Cove is a small, sheltered cove halfway between Morvah and Zennor on the South West Coast Path. One of Cornwall's most important geological destinations, the cove is a combination of sand, pebbles and rocks. Park at Carn Galver engine houses and walk east for one and a half kilometers. Steep slopes and narrow paths lead down to the cove.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Nearest town

St Ives


TR20 8YX

OS grid ref.

SW 4261 3744