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Cadgwith Cove

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A tiny picturesque little fishing village with a cluster of thatched cottages and 2 shingle beaches.
In the 19th century this was an extremely busy pilchard fishing centre. Today lobster and crab fishing is still continued, but on a much smaller scale.
The local boats can still be seen being drawn up onto the beach.
Separating the two coves is 'The Todden', a grass covered rocky outcrop.
A walk to 'Little Cove' leads to 'Devils Frying Pan', a collapsed cave that fills at high water.
There are two small shingle/pebble beaches, east beach and west beach. One is primarily used for the boats, the other for bathing. Dogs are permitted on the east beach but banned from Easter to Oct. 1st. on the west beach.
Facilities in this little village include, toilets, grocery store for essential shopping, gift shops, pubs, restaurants.
There is a car park at the entrance to the village which is just a short walk down the hill.


A picture postcard little village with thatched cottages and picturesque little harbour. Popular during the summer months.