Portheras Cove

Beach in St Just-in-Penwith

Half a mile north of Pendeen lies Portheras Cove, a lovely slash of sheltered sand that can only be reached via a 20-minute walk along the cliff path. The high cliffs around the beach take the brunt of the Atlantic winds, and the water is deep and crystal clear – although the remains of an exploded wreck in the 1960s still supposedly wash up from time to time, so take care.