Priest's Cove

To the west of Cape Cornwall is Priest’s Cove, a small fishing cove engulfed by the menacing cliffs of the Cape. The cove and its surrounding area (from Aire Point to Carrick Du) is considered a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Off the radar for most tourist trails, Priest’s cove is a great addition to any day out in west Cornwall. Interestingly, the name is taken from the Cornish Porth Just (Por’ Eust) which translates to the port/cove of St. Just. When Ordnance Survey mapped this remote area for the first time they mistakenly named it “Priest’s”.

No lifeguards on duty.

Dog friendly.

Directions: Drive to Cape Cornwall and park in the designated field, then take the footpath down the slipway and onto the beach.

Secret beach location: 50.126054,-5.706035