Cornwall Beach Guide

Cadgwith Beach

Cadgwith is a small but picturesque fishing village on the east side of the Lizard peninsula. Below the village are two small pebble beaches which are separated by a rock outcrop called The Todden. The east beach is used as a harbour, the west beach is smaller and is known as Little Cove.
Signs warn to beware of motorised water craft, also beware of falling rocks. Also do not bathe when sea is rough. See Beach Safety Guide.
There is a sloping path from the car park to Cadgwith village. This takes about 5 minutes to walk. Final access to the harbour beach at Cadgwith is level from the road, there are steps to Little Cove not suitable for wheel chairs.
Dogs allowed all year on the harbour beach. Dogs are banned on Little Cove from 1st July to 31st August (10am to 6pm).
Cadgwith is 22 miles from Redruth and 11 miles from Helston. Approach Helston on the A394 from the east or west. Alternatively drive to Redruth on the A30 and at Redruth take the B3297 to Helston. At Helston follow the A3083 to the Lizard. On the A3083 (about 2 miles from Lizard village) turn left to Cadgwith (signposted to Cadgwith). On this road go around a left bend, then take the second right (signposted to Cadgwith) and continue on this road to the Cadgwith car park. There is a 5 minute walk to Cadgwith village.
Post Code:
TR12 7LD (Cadgwith car park).
1 car park at Cadgwith.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Coverack (8 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Kennack Sands (2 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Kynance Cove (4 miles, beautiful sandy cove)
Poldhu Cove (5 miles, sandy cove, surfing, disabled access)
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