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Penarvon Cove

Penarvon Cove beach, Cornwall

Another of Cornwall's lesser known beaches, Penarvon Cove lies a few hundred metres west of Helford Village on the southern bank of the Helford River in Southwest Cornwall.

The beach is a typical river beach, in that it consists of a mixture of shingle, sand and fine silt. At low water it can be quite muddy, which deters the inquisitive.

Most visitors to the area prefer to cross the Helford and use the beach known as Passage Cove at Helford Passage instead.

Northeast-facing, swimming is not possible at Penarvon Cove. There is no lifeguard cover and no safety equipment.

Penarvon Cove is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round. Parking and all the usual facilities are to be found in Helford village.


 Flora and Fauna

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 Helford, Constantine, Penryn and Mullion.

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 Camborne.

Nearby Attractions




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