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Covean Beach (Cove Vean )

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Covean  Beach - Isles of Scilly

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This magical little cove is tucked away just around the corner from The Bar and St Agnes' little harbour.

The beach is the white sand you come to expect on the Scillies which soon gives way to a boulder-strewn sea bed making it perfect for snorkelling - and rockpooling when the tide is out.

At the back of the beach are shrubs and trees giving this an almost desert island feel - which it almost is.

Also known as:

Cove Vean

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

Isles of Scilly dog friendly beaches »


  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


Nearest town

Hugh Town


OS grid ref.

SV 8847 0806