Hawkers Cove is two miles from North Cornwall’s Padstow and it sits at the mouth of the River Camel. Low tide reveals a large stretch of sand and the estuary views make this a picturesque beach. The beach rolls on for more than a mile and it can be reached via the South West Coast Path. If you take the route from Padstow you’ll pass Napoleonic War fortifications at Gun Point, so this is a walk for the history buffs as well as those who just want to enjoy the scenery.
If you decide to drive rather than walk to Hawkers Cove you’ll need to park in a nearby field which belongs to Lellizzick Farm. Hawkers Cove is less developed than some of the Padstow and Rock beaches, but if you like peace and quiet and aren’t too worried about having shops and cafes on the beach then you’ll enjoy the quiet nature to be found here.That said we should point out that the beach doesn’t have any loos!
On the plus side that’s excuse enough to visit the tea garden just minutes from the beach, and it serves up a wide range of snacks and drinks.