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Church Cove – Gunwalloe

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Church Cove - Gunwalloe, Cornwall, TR12 7QE

Church Cove - Gunwalloe

Church Cove - Gunwalloe

If you’re looking for a charming and picturesque beach in Cornwall, look no further than Church Cove - Gunwalloe. This delightful little cove boasts a good sized stretch of golden sand that is perfect for a relaxing day by the sea. The beach is also backed by gently sloping grassy dunes that offer plenty of space for picnics and sunbathing. The stream running down the beach also provides hours of fun for younger visitors.

Church Cove - Gunwalloe has gained fame in recent years as one of the filming locations for the popular TV series, Poldark. Fans of the show will recognize the beach as the location of the famous shipwreck scene. However, the beach has always been a favorite of locals and tourists thanks to its stunning natural beauty.

Perhaps the most notable feature of Gunwalloe beach is the little church tucked away at the northern end, hence the name 'Church Cove'. Known as ‘Church of the Storms’, this historic building has weathered many a storm over the centuries. Visitors to the beach can take a moment to explore the church and its unique little bell tower, which is separate from the main building.

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While it is possible to surf at Church Cove - Gunwalloe, visitors should be aware that there can be strong tidal currents in the water. However, the beach is well equipped with lifeguard cover during the summer months, so visitors can enjoy the sea safely.

If you have time, visit Dollar Cove which is just 0.5km north of Church Cove, and Poldhu Cove which is 1km to the south. These nearby beaches offer even more opportunities for fun on the sand and in the sea.

Overall, Church Cove - Gunwalloe is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Cornwall's stunning coastline. With its picturesque beach, pretty beachside church and historical significance, it's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Cornish coast.

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Porthleven Weather
Lizard Peninsula
3:17 pm, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 15°C
broken clouds
Humidity 79 %
Pressure 1013 mb
Wind 15 mph
Wind Gust: 0 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 5:22 am
Sunset: 9:14 pm

Nearby Beaches

Distances shown are for those walking the South West Coast Path

Fishing Cove (2km north)

Dollar Cove (0.5km north)

Poldhu Cove (1km south)

Polurrian Cove (2.5km south)


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