Readymoney Cove

Readymoney Cove beach, Fowey, Cornwall

Readymoney Cove Beach is a sandy, south-east facing beach in the picturesque working harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall. It lies in a small, sheltered cove overlooking Polruan, at the mouth of the Fowey Estuary. The remains of the 16th century St Catherine’s Castle stand on a headland above the beach.


Beach at Readymoney Cove, CornwallSt Catherine’s Castle was built by Henry VIII as a defence against invasion and is now an English Heritage property. The castle can be accessed via the South West Coast Path, which provides stunning viewpoints and excellent walking opportunities around the coast of Cornwall. Experienced walkers may enjoy walking from Fowey to nearby beaches such as Polridmouth and Polkerris along the path.

Fowey lies in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches from Par Sands to Looe, hugging the south Cornwall coastline. A ferry service runs from Fowey to Polruan.

Holiday cottages in Fowey provide a range of self catering holiday accommodation options. Other towns and villages nearby offering self catering holiday cottage accommodation include St Austell (approximately 10 miles by road from Readymoney Cove, Fowey) and Bodmin (12 miles).

A car park and toilets are situated near the beach. Access to the beach is easy. A good selection of cafés, shops and more can be found in Fowey’s town centre. There is no lifeguard service at Readymoney. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.

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