Far in the west of the country the Lizard Peninsula is a place of windswept beaches, unspoilt beauty and space. Poldhu Cove is a pretty cove that doesn't tend to get very busy and it's a great spot to start a coastal walk.
This Lizard Peninsula beach is not only a favourite sandy beach with families, but it was also the unlikely scene of a significant moment in history. In 1901, the first ever Trans-Atlantic radio signal was sent from Poldhu Cove, changing the shape of communication.
Aside from its place in the history books, Poldhu Cove is a spectacular area of the Lizard, and there are some beautiful walks around the beach. There's a dog ban on Poldhu Cove between Easter and October, and you’ll find a car park just beside it.
Lastly, the beach cafe at Poldhu Cove is well worth a visit! With the perfect menu for relaxed days on the beach, gorgeous views and a beach shop next door, the cafe becomes the main port of call during any beach holiday nearby.