General information

On the beach you'll find pebbles and stones, although sand is visible when the tide is low. There’s a car park in the quay, close to the beach. and the nearby café sells tasty food and refreshing beverages. The beach is southeast facing, making it ideal for scuba diving, and the southwest path offers excellent sea views and is favoured by those who enjoy walking. Precaution should be paid, though, when walking along the pathway, as certain areas on the cliff edge have suffered erosion. Lamorna Cove is suitable for couples’ beach holidays, as it’s a very relaxed and serene location surrounded by natural elements and wildlife. This is a child-friendly beach, although it will appeal more to adults. Water-sports enthusiasts will also enjoy Lamorna Cove Beach holidays.

Major attractions

Lamorna Cove is affectionately known as Southwest Cornwall's "jewel in the crown" and is highly recommended, possibly one of the best beaches in Britain. You'll find lots to do in this region while on your inexpensive Lamorna Cove Beach holidays. Lamorna Wink is a world-famous pub that you should visit: Their fish and chips are delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxed, cosy, and very welcoming. There are many galleries around Lamorna Cove too, like the Newlyn Art Gallery and the Contemporary and the Modern Fine Art Gallery, both in Penzance. Tate St Ives is another wonderful gallery that you'll want to visit, and the children will enjoy the various activities on offer while you browse the exhibitions. The Minack Theatre is a well-known venue in Cornwall, offering open-air entertainment. Come here to see exotic plant species in the subtropical gardens, buy some souvenirs, or check out a show for daytime or evening entertainment. Beach holiday accommodation is an excellent choice for cheap beach holidays.

When to visit

Summer and spring are the most favourable seasons to visit Lamorna Cove Beach for beach holidays in England. The weather is very pleasant and ideal for various watersport activities on the beach.

How to reach

Directions to the beach are straightforward. Drive from Penzance, towards Lands End, and take the first left turn off of the A30. The road will merge onto the main road, towards Newlyn. Continue driving on this winding road and take your first right up the hill. Well-placed signs will direct you to the beach.

Lamorna Cove Cornwall Holidays


Beach holiday homes allow for a greater degree of independence while on holiday. Cornwall has a great choice of beach apartments and beach cottages to rent in this area. By staying in self-catering beach cottages, you'll never be too far away from the beach. Make the most of your time on the best beach in England and enjoy various activities like sea kayaking, or hire a boat and spend some time on the water. You can even hire a fishing boat to see what you can catch while on your family beach holidays. Bass, pollack, mackerel, and wrasse all swim the seas in Cornwall during the summer. Birdwatching is a good group beach activity and can also be enjoyed alone. The Kemyel Crease Nature Reserve is close by, and you'll see earthstar fungus and Monterey pines here. Stretch your legs and take a walk around the beach to see the amazing granite boulders. These structures make for great photo additions to your holiday albums.