Penberth Cove

West Cornwall

Cut into the cliffside, this steep cove looks inescapably romantic, with its little cluster of stone-walled cottages and a steep slipway sliding down into the blue Atlantic. It's best accessed from the west along the coast path from Porthcurno; the path down from the cliffs is extremely steep, but you can walk back up the main valley to Treen.

It's another corner of Penwith that's had a fresh dose of fame thanks to the BBC's Poldark adaptation – Ross is seen swimming here while being spied on by saucy Demelza.

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