The rugged landscape at Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall. © National Trust Images Shaun Boyns
At the historically rich Cape Cornwall, you’ll find a small cove known as Priest’s Cove, with a pebble beach, lots of rockpools and even a small man-made tidal pool. The beach itself is mainly a rugged collection of rocks and shingle with a slipway giving easy access to the water and at high tide is dominated by the sea.
For centuries, this pretty little cove has been a landing place for local fisherman, and still is to this day. Dog owners should be aware that there is a seasonal ban from taking dogs onto the cove between Easter and October as it is still a working slipway.
Climb up the footpath to the distinctive headland juts out into the ocean where two great bodies of water meet, offering spectacular views. Part of the Tin Coast and Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, it’s a rather special corner of Cornwall.
There’s a National Trust car park sits just above the cove, where there’s also toilet facilities.