British Beaches

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Coverack Beach

Helston, Cornwall

Situated in a fishing village, the beach is a shelving strip of shingle along the bay to the harbour wall.

Beach Type



Resuarant toilets


Swimming fishing

Nature and Wildlife

The coastal path and Helby River which are nearby are great for walking.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned by Kerrier District Council as necessary. Litter bins present.


Dogs are allowed all year round. dog bins present.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre 79 Mereage St Helston TR13 8RB Tel: 01326-565431 Fax: 01326 572803


Nearest town: Helston
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0238, -5.09556
Postcode: TR12 6TE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Helston, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Park in the car parks' "North Corner". and walk down to the harbour.

Public Transport

The nearest train stations are in Penzance and Redruth. There is also a a bus service from Helston.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penmere (Approx. 9 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 9 miles away)
Falmouth Docks (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


120 spaces. pay and display

Nearby Car Parks

Coverack Cove, Coverack (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Coverack, Coverack (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Kennack Sands, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Poltesco, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Cadgwith, Cadgwith (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away
Helford Village, Helford (Long stay).
About 5.1 miles away
Lizard Point, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 6.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Helston