Porthallow Cove

Porthallow sits on the relatively unexplored eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula and faces northeast. This orientation shelters it from the prevailing south westerly winds that Cornwall often experiences. It is a small traditional fishing village and was once home to a successful pilchard industry. The beach lies directly on a glacial fault line and exhibits an amazing array of geological features that lure people far and wide. The cliffs around Porthallow cove form part of the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) noted for its geological features.

No lifeguards on Duty.

Dog friendly.

Directions: Park in the carpark adjacent to the beach and walk down onto the sand.

Secret beach location: 50.068317,-5.079567