Guide To Cornwall’s Finest Hidden Coves
With 422 miles of coastline, there’s so many incredible coves along Cornwall and some quieter than others. Are there any coves which are yet undiscovered? No, but there’s plenty of coves which are harder to reach or lesser known so you can feel like you’re the first to discover it when you’re there swimming alone and not having to wade through the crowds!
Hemmick is actually a pretty large beach but it’s not easy to get to, so naturally it’s lesser ventured to. With a very small amount of parking at the beach, you’ll either need to access via the coastal path or park in the Dodman National Trust car park and walk down. Find a full post on Hemmick Beach here.
This cove is so beautiful and it’s actually only a short walk from one of the busiest places in Cornwall, Padstow. Follow the coastal path and you’ll find Hawkers Cove which is beautiful to walk, swim and enjoy a cream tea. Find out more here.
A beautiful cove which is still actively used for fishing; I first stumbled upon here by accident which is the story to most hidden coves. Find more details on our walk to Pedn Vounder, via Penberth here.
Nanjizal is one of the hardest to reach and you have to walk to it, as there’s no parking nearby. A stunning cove with one of Cornwall’s most incredible natural pieces of architecture, find more about it in this post.
This incredible cove is a tough one to get down to, it involves steps over a slippery stream and a scramble over some rocks, so not for the faint hearted. Easily accessed from The Lizard so one well worth including in a coastal walk from Lizard point.
One of the prettiest spots I’ve ever visited, Church Cove is a small active cove around the bay from The Lizard. With quaint cottages, the old lifeboat house and crystal clear waters, it makes for the perfect swimming spot.
Lantic Bay is a stunning beach but it’s a mission to get to. The National Trust car park is a fair walk away and the walk down is steep and uneven in parts, but well worth it when you’re at the bottom. You can walk to Lantic Bay from Polruan or just head straight to the car park and start your walk from there!