Basset's Cove

Bassets Cove Cornish Beach Holiday

A small rocky/sandy beach at the foot of a precarious and winding footpath, Basset's Cove is a quiet niche hidden along one of the busier stretches of the Cornish coast. Named after the well known family that were responsible for the creation of Tehidy House and Park, Basset's Cove is inaccessible at high water. Clean waves can be found in a prevailing southwesterly but the sandbanks rarely form properly, making it a fickle spot for surfing but worth checking if passing. Seals are spotted regularly, with seasonal breeding grounds in many of the coves along this coastline. 

No lifeguards on duty.

Dog friendly.

Directions: Heading along the Hayle/Portreath road, turn down onto a small unmarked lane heading north. Park at the top off the cliff and the slippery footpath down to the water is easy to spot.

Secret beach location: 50.250031,-5.314894