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Local Attractions

The Lizard peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a rugged coastline with many beautiful beaches, coves and open moorland. The area has a fascinating History of smuggling and shipwrecks and is an area which attracts Geologists due to the unique rock types and geological structures. Some of the beaches can be busy in the summer but just a short walk along the coastal path will lead you to many quieter and more scenic coves. There is much to do on the Lizard and throughout Cornwall.

Below are listed the many attractions on the Lizard.

Porthbeer Cove

Chynalls Point

Coverack Bay from Sea

Coverack Bay from Sea

Coverack and immediate area.

There are many circular walks in the area following the coast and then heading inland through delightful valleys and across open moorland. Moorland Ponies and Highland cattle can often be found grazing on the moorland. A few minutes from the campsite runs the long distance South West coastal path. The walk to Black head (20 minutes) passes the Terence Coventry sculpture garden which is open to the public and is free of charge.

Coverack Harbour Aerial View

Coverack Harbour

Downas Beach

Downas Beach

Terence Coventry Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park

The sandy beach in Coverack is an easy walk down from the campsite via “Lovers Walk” from the campsite, along the coast there are a number of beaches which can be accessed from the coastal path, the nearest Mears beach is a 10 minutes’ walk. Further along the coast are the beaches at Lankidden and Downas are worth the extra effort to access them. Downas is a favourite spot of the campsite owner for a swim and picnic.

  • Coverack harbour. A wonderful place to relax and watch the local fishermen land their catch, a favourite place for many locals and visitors to sit with a beer and Fish and chips on a summers evening.

  • Coverack Windsurfing centre which runs windsurfing courses as well as hiring out boards. The centre also hires out kayaks and Stand-up paddle boards

  • Diving nearby at Porthkerris. The manacles are nearby, a famous area for diving amongst the many shipwrecks in the area

  • Roskillys farm, (just outside the village, a lovely walk across the fields) at Tregellast Barton a great family day out, there are walks around the ponds, children can feed the pigs and ducks and see the Jersey cows grazing in the fields. The Croust house is open for food cooked in their wood burning stoves and an Ice cream parlour selling their own Organic Ice cream. The Coast colour canvas art gallery and Bowji gallery are also located on the farm. Sally Tully (participant on The Great Pottery throw down) runs Pottery courses from the farm

  • Cornish Pisky Pals Pisky Trails. A great way to spend some time in Coverack. In holiday times there are lots of little Piskies hiding in Coverack for you to find. Each one has a name and the first letter of each name spells out a phrase. Trails are available in The Old Mill Shop

  • The 'Lambeage Hall' is a community venue, a space for local clubs, village events, entertainment and social gatherings. The Battery is Coverack's only public green space, used for outdoor festivities, concerts, a children's playground and the summer fete.

  • Terence Coventry sculpture garden. Free admission just south of Coverack with easy access from the old coastal path.

  • Coverack harbour boat trips and mackerel fishing contact Ian Carey 07977044565

Roskillys Ice Cream

Local places to eat

Around the harbour you will find Archies loft, a café, also serving take away food and Roskillys ice cream, the Lifeboat house is a seafood restaurant and Take away. and the Paris Hotel which serves meals and Takeaway.

Coverack stores are located near to Archies which serves Takeaway Hot drinks as well as stocking a wide range of groceries and local products. Just along the sea front Elizabeth a local resident sells Pasties from her home. Towards North Corner is the Bay Hotel which serves restaurant meals to non-residents

Poldhu Mullion

Poldhu Beach

Coverack Church

Coverack Church

Sunset from Coverack