Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available South West Coast Path Dog friendly

Season: spring

The tide was out for this re-visit to Wilcove in South East Cornwall, situated on the River Tamar.  The empty creek is a haven for wildlife, particularly birds, when the tide is out.  Although grey, the morning was peaceful and tranquil, punctuated by birdsong.


With Sally, by the water’s edge at Wilcove.


At the high tide mark, Alison explain the appeal of the beach to her.


Looking back at Wilcove, from the beach and waterline.

Season: winter

Wilcove sits opposite Devonport Dockyard, at the foot of the River Tamar in South East Cornwall.  I was greeted by a biting South Easterly wind.  The village is pretty, if a little isolated, in terms of facilities.  It’s close to west-facing Whitsand Bay and the National Trust property at Antony, well worth a visit.  The villages in this nook of Cornwall are full of character and very attractive.


With apologies for the intrusive wind noise in the middle of the interview, here’s ex-merchant seaman Brian, who uses the beach to retain his affinity to the sea.


The sheltered bay at Wilcove, in South East Cornwall.

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