Beaches in Cornwall - Godrevy

Seal spotting at Godrevy Point

Offering the perfect home for seals and therefore providing a great location from which to spot them – whether playing in the waves or sleeping on the sand, there are often many seals enjoying Mutton Cove on Godrevy Point. Parking at Godrevy Café, follow the road towards the lighthouse, before entering the grassy area at the end of it – walking to the top right corner, pass through the gateway and make your way to the cliff edge. Very carefully, peer over and see how many seals you can spot. Numbers tend to increase through the autumn months.

Madron Well

Located just north of the village of Madron - found down a muddy path - lies this mystical well. Said to have magical healing powers, people still visit to this day – hanging ‘clouties’ (strips of cloth) to the nearby branches. It is said that by doing this, as the cloth degrades, any ailments you have will improve. You’ll also find a ruined chapel and baptistery next to the well – making it a truly fascinating place to visit in Cornwall.

Prussia Cove

A name that comes from a notorious smuggler called John Carter, whose nickname was the ‘King of Prussia’ – this small, secluded cove can be found just a few miles west of Praa Sands. Beautiful clear water makes it a lovely place to swim – however there are no lifeguards, so safety must be considered at all times. Accessed by an unnamed footpath from the free National Trust car park, visitors should be aware that there are no toilets available here, however dogs are allowed all year round.

Pentargon Waterfall

Dropping 37 metres, Pentargon Waterfall is a spectacular sight and a beautiful place to visit in Cornwall. With a few different vantage points available – visitors can either head to Pentargon cliff or onto the route to Beeny on the other side, to get the best views.

Merlin’s Cave

Found on Tintagel Beach and below the castle itself – Merlin’s Cave is 330 feet long and passes through Tintagel Island in its entirety – running from Tintagel Haven on the east side, to West Cove on the west. Local legend has long associated the cave with the enchanter Merlin and it certainly has a ‘magical’ atmosphere. Whilst the cave fills with water during high tide – and therefore becomes inaccessible – low tide offers visitors the opportunity to explore the cave.