Loe Bar Beach
Loe Bar was originally the mouth of the River Cober which led to a harbour in Helston. However, by the 13th century the bar had cut Helston off from the sea and formed the pool.
Loe Bar has a well earned reputation for being treacherous and over the years several lives have been lost. The combination of powerful waves, a steep slippery shingle bank and vicious currents make it a very dangerous stretch of beach. Rumours of these incidents being the results of a freak wave that claims a life every seven years abound. At the end of the day the best advice is to heed the signs and don't even think about swimming here.