St George’s Cove, tucked away on the sandy banks of the Camel Estuary is a beautiful sheltered sun trap surrounded by lush greenery.
Being Padstow’s closest (and smallest) beach means it can get very busy during the summer. However the beauty of the Camel Estuary means at low tide, the beach expands and there are many spots close by and along the sandy banks to setup base. Neighbouring beaches Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove can be reached via the coastal path.
Please be advised, although the Camel Estuary may look beautiful it does have strong currents and is frequently used by speed boats, so please keep to the shallow waters. There is no lifeguard cover on St George’s Cove.
There is no car park close to St George’s Cove beach. You can either park in Padstow Harbour car park and walk north along the coast path, or alternatively you can park at the Harbour Cove car park located to the north of St George’s cove at Lellizzick. Both are approximately 1 mile walk along a relatively level grassy coastal path.
There are no toilets on St George’s Cove beach. The closest toilets are back in Padstow harbour.
Access is via steps, so not wheelchair friendly.
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