Circular walk to St Keverne
Total distance: 5.7 miles
Popular with families, Coverack beach has shallow calm waters that are perfect for splashing around in, and at low tide rock pools are uncovered for the children to explore. For the thrill seekers in the family, kayaking and windsurfing lessons are on offer from the local water sports centre, with the chance to see pods of dolphins, or even harmless basking sharks that arrive during the summer months to feed on plankton.
Strolling around the lovely quaint village, you will find lots of handy amenities including a pub, restaurants, cafes and takeaways all with beautiful views overlooking the beach.
As well as being a quintessential Cornish village, the local area is steeped in history and geology with Coverack being one of the few places in the world where the ocean crust and mantle are exposed on the earth’s surface. Information boards are located near the car park and well worth a read.
Coverack beach also hides a dark past underneath the water, with the surrounding seas being home to “The Manacles”, a series of granite reefs that has caused hundreds of shipwrecks over the years, including the SS Mohegan in 1898 with the loss of 107 lives. Now a haven for underwater wildlife, the reefs are one of the most popular spots for diving in Cornwall.
Two pay and display car parks are located on the North side of Coverack as you approach the village, with a short walk down to the beach.
There are public toilets in the car park and also opposite the harbour in the village.
Access to Coverack beach is via steps located along side the main road.
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