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Penberth Cove


OS grid ref:- SW4022

Penberth CoveSituated around three and a half miles miles southeast of Sennen Cove the small and picturesque fishing cove of Penberth lies on the south coast of Cornwall's Land`s End peninsula.

The name derives from the Cornish for 'bushy headland'.

The secluded cove has a pebble beach and is safe for swimming, a river flows down through wooded Penberth Valley into the cove. The small and unspoilt hamlet has few facilities and consists of only of a few characterful stone fishermen's cottages, and a fish cellar.

In the early years of the nineteenth century, a thriving pilchard industry existed in the cove, with a fleet of small boats, but due to the decline in fish stocks there are but four full time fisherman who remain working from the cove. An electric winch now pulls the fishing boats up the Cornish granite slipway rather than the former horse drawn windlass, one of the few concessions to the twentieth century. The remains of the old 'huer's hut' still stands solitary on the gorse clad cliffs above.

Penberth CoveThe cove lies at the end of a lush, wooded valley and was acquired by the National Trust in 1957. It is described by the trust as 'perhaps the most perfect fishing cove in Cornwall'.

Nearby are the superb beaches at Porthcurno, Porthchapel and Pedny. Pedny is a 20 minute walk over the cliffs.

Directions

Take the St Buryan road turning from the A30 Land's End road. Continue towards Porthcurno and take the Penberth turning on the left. The Cove is at the bottom of the hill but there is a car park part way down.


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