If your idea of the perfect beach holiday on the Lizard looks like a pretty little cove on the edge of a traditional Cornish village then it’s got to be Cadgwith Cove. The village of Cadgwith is one of those quiet corners of Cornwall that feel timeless and its picturesque beach still sits at the heart of the community.
Visiting this modest shingle beach is much like stepping into a postcard, and the sight of crabbing boats patiently perched on the beach beside the boat houses is a quaint one. There’s usually a little fleet of colourful crabbing boats winched on the sand beside the boat houses, so Cadgwith Cove is a relaxing spot that makes for idyllic holiday photos.
This is a great find for divers asit’s not only reasonably quiet but there are some notorious ship wrecks in the area. If you wander south for a little while on the South West Coast Path you’ll find the Devil’s Frying Pan. This dramatic crater in the cliffs was formed decades ago when one of the caves fell in on itself.
If you've got the car, there’s a car park just a short walk from the beach, and please note that there’s a seasonal dog ban between Easter and October.