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Bassets Cove Beach  



Bassetís Cove is A small rocky and sandy beach at the foot of a precarious and winding footpath, there is little or no beach at high tide but as the tide recedes there is a wide sandy strip that gives way to rocky ledges and out crops. Swimming is not recommended here at any stage of the tide due to strong currents.


Bassetís Cove is named after John Francis Basset the local 19th Century mining entrepreneur. Who was responsible for the creation of Tehidy House and Country Park.


Bassets Cove unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Greenbank Cove (0.6m)


Portreath Beach (1.3m)


Fishing Cove (2.9m)


Godrevy Beach (3.8m)


Gwithian Beach (4.1m)


Porthtowan Beach (4.4m)


Chapel Porth Beach (5.1m)


Mexico Towans Beach (5.5m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sandy with rocky outcrops

Car Park at the top of the cliff

Lifeguard Service Facilities


None. This is a Nudist / Naturist beach

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.


OS Grid Reference - SW 63800 44149

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 163800 : 044149

Postcode (nearest) TR14 0HE

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW638441

Latitude : Longitude : 50.250004 : -5.3145933



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