Coverack - Porthkovrec

Chynhalls Cliff Castle

Coverack (Porthkovrec) is a village and fishing port on the east side of the Lizard Peninsula south from St Keverne and some nine miles south of Falmouth. It has a number of hotels and a youth hostel and is noted as a centre for water sports. Close to the South West Coast Path is Polowrain Gardens that includes a prehistoric settlement.

Our visit

This is a pretty fishing village. The crescent shaped beach takes you to the lifeboat station at the head of the harbour. The beach is perfect for water sports. The village carries on after the headland on which the Paris Hotel is located. Going west along the coastal footpath offers excellent views. It is an area steeped in ancient history with evidence of inhabitants from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The direct ancestors of today’s Celtic Cornish. A visit to to Coverack is highly recommended.

Chynhalls Cliff Castle
Chynhalls Cliff Castle

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