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Dollar Cove

Dollar Cove beach, Cornwall

Dollar Cove lies just northwest of Gunwalloe Church Cove roughly midway between Porthleven and Mullion on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula. More correctly called Jangye Ryn, Dollar Cove is a southwest facing beach of sand and shingle directly opposite the large car park at Winnianton Farm.

The beach got its strange name from the fact local tales that a Portuguese treasure ship sank offshore in 1526 and in 1783 a ship carrying silver dollars was also wrecked nearby. Despite many amateur and even one professional search nothing significant has been found.

For geologists Jangye Ryn offers some good folding in the rocks whilst casual visitors and families normally make their way to Gunwalloe Church Cove a little to the southeast.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Interesting geology

 Total dog ban



OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

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Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Gunwalloe, Porthleven, Helston and Lizard.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mullion, Lizard Peninsula, Helston and Penzance.

Nearby Attractions




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