Poldhu Cove

Family beachRestricted dog accessLifeguarded beach (seasonal)RefreshmentsParkingToiletsDisabled accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Poldhu Cove Beach is a small, west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall. Nestling in a sheltered cove, protected by cliffs, this National Trust owned beach is a popular family beach which can also provide good conditions for watersports.


Poldhu Cove

Mainland Britain’s most southerly golf course, Mullion Golf Club sits on the cliffs above the beach, with fine views over Mounts Bay and the sea. The beach at Gunwalloe Church Cove, to the north of Poldhu can be reached via the South West Coast Path.

Lizard Peninsula holiday cottages provide self catering holiday accommodation. The nearest major towns are Helston (7 miles), Falmouth (15 miles), Penzance (20 miles), St Ives (21 miles) and Truro (24 miles), all of which offer a range of holiday cottages and other accommodation.

Poldhu Cove is part of both a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of a Site of Special Scientific Interest which runs from Baulk Head to Mullion, with important plant life and rare breeding birds.

A Cornwall Council car park is situated at the top of the beach, access to which is level. Facilities at the beach include a shop, caf and toilets. Mullion village is a little under a mile away and provides further facilities. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak seasons.


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  1. The cafe is located at the top of the beach amongst the sand dunes, and is open all year round providing hot food, drinks, ice cream and more. Poldhu is a popular beach with families, this is mainly because of it’s clean blue sea and it’s stretch of golden sand. The cove itself is one of the largest beaches on the Lizard Penninsula.

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