Coverack beach

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available South West Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: winter

A fine winter sun shone through at Coverack during this visit.  A high tide was just falling back.  The bay is ideal for swimming and 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, originally from the mantel lower down.

Winter visit photo gallery


The beach resonates through generations for Nanette.


Coverack in the sunshine on a high tide.

Season: winter

The tide was high and the sea was calm for this winter visit. The recent storms and wet weather had caused subsidence of the bank next to the beach, so the main road into Coverack was closed and sandbags were temporarily protecting the sea wall.  The village was predictably quiet and the harbour was a fine sight.

Winter visit photo gallery


The appeal of beaches far and wide to Brian.


A peaceful scene at high tide.

Season: summer

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 during this visit, the scenery was stunning, looking out to the bay towards the clear morning sun.

Summer visit photo gallery


Tim’s love of the beach and Cornwall.


By the water as the day begins.

Season: spring

The fishing village of Coverack sits in its own small bay between Kennack Sands and Porthoustock on the eastern side of the Lizard peninsula.  It has a strong resident population and a sense of identity.  Facilities are conveniently close at hand.  The old fishing harbour is scenic, sitting below the Paris Hotel.

Spring visit photo


With local girl Barbara, proud of her village and background.


A languid sea playing on the beach at Coverack.

Season: winter

A lively easterly wind and a rising tide added spice to the beach for this winter visit.  This is one of the safest and most sheltered swimming beaches in Cornwall (see Barbara’s interview, above), but the waves and current were lively on this rare combination of weather circumstances.  A bright, low sun lit the sand, as dog walkers, locals and visitors enjoyed the natural beauty of the beach and the characterful fishing harbour and shops.

Winter visit photo gallery


Olivia’s village initiative.


A widely traveled road for Jannina.


On the beach at Coverack.

One thought on “Coverack beach

  1. Rebecca

    The beach to me is a chance to draw breath, to focus thoughts and to spend time with loved ones.


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