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Polpeor Beach

Helston, Cornwall

A very small coarse sand beach situated just to the right of the Most Southerly Point in England, Lizard Point. The cove is dominated by the remains of the Old Lizard Lifeboat Station. This beach is considered unsuitable for swimming.

Beach Type

coarse sand





Nature and Wildlife

On the South West Coast path.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

HELSTON TIC 79 Meneage Street. Helston Cornwall. TR13 8RB Tel: 01326 565431


Nearest town: Helston
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 49.9587, -5.20713
Postcode: TR12 7NU
(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.


Head south on the A3083 from Helston. When the road ends in Lizard. carry on on minor roads to the southerly tip of the peninsula.


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Lizard Point, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Kynance Cove, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Cadgwith, Cadgwith (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Poltesco, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Predannack, Predannack (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Kennack Sands, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Mullion Cove, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Coverack, Coverack (Long stay).
About 6.7 miles away
Coverack Cove, Coverack (Unknown stay).
About 6.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Helston