Local amenities, attractions, and walks

Local Amenities

Cadgwith is an historic fishing village with fleet launched off the south beach. Fresh fish and shell fish is available from the fish counter behind Dummer’s loft and fishing trips are available. At the centre of Cove life is a pub which provides a warm welcome to all visitors and their dogs, excellent food and accommodation with entertainment and themed nights throughout the year. The village is also served by a bistro, tea rooms and a small shop providing amongst other things those delicious Cornish ice creams.   The village is on the South West coast path which offers spectacular views across the Channel and countryside full of wildlife. For more information look at www.cadgwith.com

Cadgwith Cove Inn
Pub with accommodation, great food, terrace and welcoming atmosphere. www.cadgwithcoveinn.com

Old Cellars Restaurant
Locally sourced fayre. www.theoldcellars.rest

The Watch House
Gift shop. www.thewatchhouse.co.uk

Cadgwith Cove Crab
Fresh fish daily. www.facebook.com/cadgwithcovecrabco

Crows Nest Gallery
Gilly Johns artist. www.gillyjohns.co.uk

Cadgwith Cove Fish Seller
01326 290746 or 07960 714687

Homemade Thai food delivered to your door 01326 291306

Nigel Legge
Fisherman, artist, and lobster pot maker 01326 290716 http://www.lobsterpots.co.uk/

Leggy's Pasties
Pasties made to order 01326 290683 07976 511317

Andre Ellis
Artist 01326 290363 http://www.andreellis.co.uk/

Nutty Noah
Fisherman, Artist, and Taxi driver 07581 356591 http://www.nuttynoah.co.uk/


Further shopping and facilities are available at Lizard (2 miles) and Helston (12 miles)


Everything you need is on your doorstep, fresh fish and groceries are just round the corner, or enjoy great food at a local restaurant

Local Landmarks

Devils frying Pan
This is situated on the South West Coast path a few minutes
from Cadgwith towards the Lizard.

Devils Frying Pan Photo  


Former Serpentine factory on the South West coast path.

Poltesco Photo


Helford River
Beautiful river, great sailing, wonderful walks, charming villages.

Helford River Photo


Mullion Cove
Charming cove, west of Lizard.

Mullion Cove Photo


National Trust Gardens
On the east side of the Helford River at Glendurgan and Trebah.

Glendurgan Photo

Buller Day, Cadgwith

Gig races

The Lizard
Britain’s most southerly point and famous for its Serpentine

Housel Bay Photo  


Helston Flora Day
Ancient annual and day-long celebration at the beginning of May.

Floraday Photo


Gunwalloe Church
Historic church on the beach at Gunwalloe Cove.

Gunwalloe Church Photo


St. Mawgan in Meneage Church Daffodil Festival 
In March of every odd numbered year, 10,000 daffodils picked and arranged.

Kynance Cove 
White sand beach on the west side of the Lizard accessed by steep steps.

Kynance Cove Photo


Cadgwith Christmas lights

Switched on first Saturday in December

Local Walks

There are so many walks around the Lizard and the Daily Telegraph featured five of them in their Top Ten circular walks in South West Cornwall (13th August 2016).

Helford and Gillan Creek 6 miles

Start and finish at the New Inn in Manaccan. Head up the hill out of the village and take the footpath across the fields and through the woods to Helford where you can stop at the Shipwright Arms or take a ferry over to Helford Passage and The Ferry Boat Inn. from Helford, walk back along the coastline to Dennis Head before returning to Gillan Creek.

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Os grid reference; SW764248

New Inn Manaccan; 01326 231301

Shipwright Arms, Helford; 01326 231235 www.shipwrightshelford.co.uk

Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage; 01326 250625  www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk/ferryboat-inn.html


St Keverne and Porthallow 5 miles

Start and Finish at the White Hart, St. Keverne. From the church, take the footpath to Porthoustock via Porhkerris, the coast closest to the ship wrecking manacles. Take the path to return via Tregaminion heading south-west over the meadows.

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OS grid reference; SW790213

The White Hart, St.Keverne; 01326 280325 www.thewhitehartstkeverne.co.uk

Cadgwith Cove 5 miles

Start and finish at the Cadgwith Cove Inn. Head south west on the coast path, past  the Devil's Frying Pan to Church Cove, just east of the Lizard. The route back is past the Cornish Chough brewery at Trethvas Farm and St. Ruan Holy Well.

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OS grid reference SW722145

Cadgwith Cove Inn; 01326 290513  www.cadgwithcoveinn.com

Cornish Chough Brewery; 01326 290908  www.choughbrewery.com

Church Cove, Gunwalloe, and Halzephron Cliffs 6 miles

Start and finish at Halzephron Inn, Gunwalloe. From the inn, take the coastal path over the cliffs to Church Cove and the church of St. Winwaloe (1468). Take the path by the golf course and along the road to Cury before crossing the fields back to the inn.

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OS grid reference; SW657224

Halzephron Inn, Gunwalloe; 01326 240406  www.halzephron-inn.co.uk

Perranuthnoe to Porthleven 9 miles

Start and finish at Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe. This is not a circular walk however, there are frequent buses back to the start. The route takes in panoramic views towards St. Michael's Mount, Cudden point, Prussia Cove, Praa Sands and Rinsey Head before arriving at Porthleven with all it has to offer.

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OS grid reference; SW53926

Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe;  01736 710309  www.victoriainn-penzance.co.uk