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St George's Cove  



St George's cove, named because of St. George's Holy Well sited just above the cove, is a very sheltered small cove on the west bank of the Camel estuary. When the tide is high there is a fine pale golden sand of only 220' (70m) wide by 300' (100m) out towards the estuary. At low tide the beach opens out to a long shelf of sand running parallel to the estuary. What is exposed is a 1/2 mile long expanse of golden sand stretching from Gun Point, with its historical Napoleonic fortifications in the north, to St. Saviourís Point, where the Camel Ferry is, in the south.


The only access is along the coast path, north from Padstow, this is the nearest parking to the cove and situated at the harbour car park in the centre of town, or south from Hawker's Cove. Both from the coastal path and the beach there are wonderful views across the estuary to Daymer Bay and Rock.


Swimming is not advisable because of the extremely strong currents in the Estuary. This also goes for snorkelling and inflatables. There is a safety equipment point above the beach but no lifeguard cover. Because of this you have to take extra precaution here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Harbour Cove (0.5m)


Hawkers Cove (0.8m)


Daymer Beach (1.0m)


Greenaways Beach (1.2m)


Rock Beach (1.3m)


Trevone Bay (1.8m)


Polzeath Beach (2.0m)


Newtrain Bay (2.1m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities
Sandy Nearest car parking at Padstow 1/2 mile away
Lifeguard Service Facilities
None None
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Seasonal dog ban from Easter to October.


OS Grid Reference - SW 91905 76466

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 191905 : 076466

Postcode (nearest) PL28 8RR

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW919764

Latitude : Longitude : 50.550826 : -4.9388480



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