Coverack is a stunning Cornish fishing village at the southern end of the Lizard. The village is home to a long promenade, plenty of handy amenities and pubs to enjoy. The bay offers calm waters to swim in and a pebbly beach on which to explore rock pools. The village was home to the famous artist, Elizabeth Parr. Visit Goonhilly Downs, Lizard Point, Roskilly’s Farm and Restaurant, and the Helford River.
Why visit Coverack?
Coverack is home to several water sports clubs including its windsurfing centre. There are also several shipwreck sites beyond the bay centring around The Manacles, a notorious clutch of submerged rocks. It’s close to the main road on the peninsula which is handy. Also, stop by Lizard Point for lunch.
Things to do in Coverack
Coverack is a great place for getting into the sea. You can charter a small fishing boat, sea kayak, snorkel, or swim. The beach is perfect for rock pooling when the tide goes out. The working harbour is fun to watch as the boats come in, within sight of the pub and restaurants that line the prom.
Why stay in a Coverack cottage?
Coverack is the largest village on the Lizard and is well-positioned for exploring this lovely area of South Cornwall. It is close to the main road on the Lizard so it’s easy to find and it’s one of the loveliest villages in the county offering some Cornish properties.
Three must-see places to visit in Coverack
- The South West Coast Path passes nearby the Poldowrian Garden where a prehistoric settlement was discovered last century.
- Goonhilly Earth Satellite Station is no longer an active tourist attraction but the station’s mammoth satellites are still a sight that needs to be seen.
- Roskilly’s Farm and Restaurant is worth a stop if you love Cornish cuisine and ice cream! There are lots of walks on their country estate to enjoy too.