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LAMORNA COVE NEAR NEWLYN, CORNWALL
This small beach is reached by driving down the pretty Lamorna Valley or walking along the spectacular coast path. It has very dramatic granite boulders with a little sand in the area sheltered by the quay.

Lifeguards: none
Dogs: no restrictions noted

FACILITIES
Parking: small car park
Refreshments: cafe on the beach and Lamorna Wink pub a short walk up the hill.
Toilets: yes
Wheelchair access: the car park is right beside the beach and there is a fairly good slip down to the beach.
ACTIVITIES
Watersports: boat hire including sea kayaks, pedalos, fishing boats and dive drops.
Fishing: the beach is busy during the day in season but the nearby rocks provide good angling for bass, wrasse, pollock and mackerel in the summer.
Walking: South West Coast Path east to Mousehole (2.5 miles) and west past Tater Du lighthouse to Penberth (4 miles).
NATURE
Birdwatching: this bit of the Cornish coast is well known for sea watching. The nearby point at Gwennap Head, just beyond Porthgwarra Cove to the west of Lamorna Cove, is one of the best spots in the county.
The site is not part of an SSSI but the Kemyel Crease Nature Reserve, managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, is only a short distance away to the east. It is a conifer plantation with monterey pines and earth star fungus is one of the highlights.
TRANSPORT
Grid reference: LR SW450240
Latitude/longitude: 50.062021N and 5.563829W
Post code: TR19 6XJ (for sat nav purposes)
Public transport: nearest train is Penzance railway station and bus stop at to north end of Lamorna Valley 1 mile away.

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