Hawkers Cove Beach
Hawkers Cove beach is off the beaten track and offers a change of pace away from the bustling fishing harbour of Padstow. It is best reached on foot along the South West Coast Path from the town. There's a small tea shop here but little else.
Hawkers Cove was previously the location of the RNLI Padstow Lifeboat Station, but it's now far too shallow even at high tide to launch from here, the result of the sands shifting over the years.
On the way to the delightful little sandy cove, the coastal footpath passes Gun Point, where you’ll find abandoned fortifications dating back to the Napoleonic war. Opposite are the golden sands of Daymer Bay and when the tide comes in, part of the beach is submerged to form the infamous Doom Bar sand bank that has been a perilous hazard to shipping for centuries.
Hawker's Cove Beach Padstow Cornwall PL28 8HW
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