Find this seaside fishing village, in Southeast Cornwall, and explore this coastal area which appeals to anyone journeying to the Lizard Peninsula.
Go no further than the ocean shores which run alongside Coverack, Cornwall. Discover the village’s coastal paths which overlook areas of the ocean once belonging to shipwrecks and smugglers. Find waterside areas where boats are beached like Coverack Harbour and watch this working fishing village in action. After exploring the natural areas of Coverack’s coastline take a history lesson walking to the water’s edge. A wall which jets out into the water was constructed in the 1720’s long after the community’s original inhabitants thousands of years ago. Those with an adventuresome spirit can find several excellent areas for windsurfing.
Cornwall’s largest lake is also in close proximity to Coverack, in Helston, and is the original location where the river connected to the oceans waters. This area is now a sand bar. Such areas are in close proximity toCoverack self catering cottages.
Explore the outer reaches of areas around the community and enjoy the narrow winding streets sitting in the middle of white washed buildings, only adding to the charm of this small village. Appreciate unique jewelry shops and other handcrafts by local artist. Sip ale or enjoy a fresh daily catch whilst enjoying the friendly nature of this small village’s people or find a former lifeboat house and eat inside the converted building. Travel a few minutes to Helston and enjoy a pub which was once a rest house for monks and later became a pub in the 1400’s.
Gardens are abundant and in close proximity to this seaside area. Given the areas southern Cornwall locationin the far southwest of the UK, known as the Westcountry, lush semitropical plants flourish in public areas like Trebah Gardens. Trebah Gardens is extensive and offers any type of plant life from palms and bamboo to camellias and rhododendrons. Garden enthusiasts will find grounds which are equally beautiful when perusing the many species of flowers and trees growing in Glendurgan Garden. This garden also has amazing views of the neighboring Helford River and the shores of the ocean.
Those seeking further history find Helston, a neighboring village just a few short minutes away which received its official charter in the early 1200’s. Helston streets are immediately recognizable by iconic Georgian and Victorian architecture, as well as the contrasting architecture of locations like St Michael’s Church. An original church was torn down, in the 1750’s and and replaced with the existing structure. Of equal interest is the church’s surrounding cemetery where special construction was used to deter grave robbers. Walk on Coinagehall Street past one of the oldest breweries in the country and past one of the oldest buildings in the community, the Angel Hotel.
This southeast location of Cornwall has a moderate climate. Many semi tropical plants grow in the community making it a lush and green environment. Winter typically is the rainiest season.
Newquay Airport (NQY) is about an hour from Coverack with cheap flights from Air Southwest."