A fine winter sun shone through at Coverack for this re-visit. The bay is ideal for swimming and the high tide was just falling back. It’s an interesting beach from a geological perspective, like much of the Lizard Peninsula. As you look north, the headland is made of Gabbro, from the earth’s crust, then walking south along the beach is like journeying to the centre of the Earth, the opposite headland being made of what is now Serpentine, from the mantel lower down.
The beach resonates through generations for Nanette.
Coverack in the sunshine, on a high tide.
On a bright August morning, the secluded bay at Coverack looked spectacular. This is a great swimming beach and has a charming harbour, still used for inshore fishing. On an ebb tide, with the beach well covered in sand for this visit, the scenery was stunning, looking out to the bay and a clear morning sun.
Tim’s love of the beach and Cornwall.
Three dog walkers, in the morning at Coverack.
On the waterline as the day begins.
The fishing village of Coverack sits between Kennack Sands and Porthoustock, on the eastern side of the Lizard peninsula, in its own small bay. It has a strong resident population and sense of identity. All facilities are available and close at hand. The old fishing harbour is scenic, below the Paris Hotel.
With local girl Barbara, proud of her village and background.
A languid sea playing on the beach at Coverack.
Coverack had an “alive” feeling when I arrived first thing in the morning, with people off to work or school. The frames for the Christmas lights were being put up and the easily accessible beach was usable, on a low-ish tide. I walked round to the old harbour to chat with two semi-commercial fishermen, who were on their way out to sea. Coverack is well worth a visit at any time of the year, not defined by tourism alone.
Leaning over from the top of the harbour steps to chat with Ian and Tim at Coverack harbour.
Down on the waterline at Coverack beach, as the sun comes up and the fishing boats go out.
Early morning at Coverack, from the car park.