Poldhu Cove is a beautiful sandy beach nestled between lush grassy cliffs on the Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall. The shallow, crystal clear waters and soft golden sand make it a popular family beach with RNLI lifeguards operating during the summer months to ensure safe swimming conditions. Its west facing location provide good surfing conditions with an experienced surf school on hand giving you the chance to experience the thrill of surfing.
If you’re feeling peckish from exploring the coast path or after a fun session surfing, the lovely Poldhu Beach Cafe & Shop is located right on the beach serving food and drink throughout the day. Open 363 days of the year, it’s the perfect setting to relax and take in the beautiful views. A large car park and toilet block are very close by with level access to the sand.
As you admire the natural beauty and tranquility of the area, you might be surprised to know that just above Poldhu Cove, located on the cliff top was the location for the first Trans-Atlantic radio signals sent in 1901by Marconi, paving the way for modern radio communication. A small museum dedicated to this is located a short walk along the south west coast path next to the large care home on the cliff.
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