St Loys Cove Beach

RefreshmentsDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyOff the beaten track

St Loys is a small, remote cove in Penwith, west Cornwall, in which sits a rocky beach. St Loys Cove Beach sits at the mouth of a wooded valley, in the shadow of Boscawen Point headland. The cove is a little-known sun trap, which the vegetation of the area reflects.


St Loys Cove Beach

The South West Coast Path passes the cove on its westward journey from Mousehole, via Lamorna Cove, to Porthcurno, Lands End and beyond. Walkers along the path will enjoy stunning coastal views, but care should be taken as areas of the path are close to cliff edges and prone to erosion. Bird watchers are treated to a variety of species from buzzards to chaffinch. Basking sharks, dolphins and seals can often be seen in the waters off the beach.

Mousehole holiday cottages (5½ miles by road from St Loys Cove) provide the nearest self catering holiday accommodation. Self catering accommodation is also available in Penzance (7 miles), Lands End (6½ miles) and St Ives (15 miles) holiday cottages.

There is no car park within walking distance and no facilities other than refreshments, which may be taken at Cove Cottage, above the beach, in peak summer seasons only.


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