On your way to Cornwall and looking for the best secret spots away from the crowds? Welcome to Fisherman’s Cove. Tucked away on the Northern side of Cornwall, you’ll be forgiven if you think you’ve been transported to Bali when you first clasp eyes on this secret Cornwall spot. It’s turquoise blue water, towering cliffs and sandy beaches feels a little different from what you’d typically expect a British beach to look like.
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You can view Fisherman’s Cove from above or trek down to experience the beach from below. Either way be sure to bring your camera as you’re going to want to snap a pic (or two!).
How to get to Fisherman’s Cove
To get to Fisherman’s Cove, put this location into Google Maps (Google Maps link here also). When you arrive at the area, you will see a dedicated parking area for your car.
Fisherman’s Cove Lookout
Once you’ve parked your car, head towards the pathway seen on one side of the carpark. This is an easy trail that will take you through the fields in the direction of Fisherman’s Cove Lookout.
As you walk along the trail keep your eye out for a very small opening on your right. This is pretty easy to miss so be sure to be vigilant.
This part of the trail gets very thin; however, it is just hedges on either side so it is easy to squeeze your way through. After only a short while walking on this smaller trail you’ll approach the impressive lookout.
Fisherman’s Cove is a clothing optional beach; although when we visited we stayed fully clothed (well bikini’d) and so did the other people around us) – but something to keep in mind!
The lookout is very impressive. Overlooking the beach, cliff faces and surrounding ocean, you can really take in the beauty and feel for a place that feels thousands of kilometres away from England.
The Walk to Fisherman’s Cove Beach
Once you’ve taken in Fisherman’s Cove from above, those willing can begin the trek down to the beach below. Be warned this trek is very slippery, muddy and quite steep; however, for those able, it isn’t an overall difficult track.
I had non-slip shoes so ended up taking them off just to walk barefoot down as it was easier not to slide. Along the way there is rope to help guide you through the slipperier areas.
Once we arrived, we hung out at the beach for a little while before having to shelter in a shallow cave as a storm came through.
Fisherman’s Cove is a great spot to escape the crowds in Cornwall, while also marvelling at its incredible beauty. A must do location in Cornwall.
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