Coverack is a small village east coast of the Lizard peninsula.
It is centred around a small harbour (dating from the early 18th century) on a small peninsula and is generally agreed to be one of the most attractive of the traditional Cornish villages - as much an 'undiscovered jewel' as can be hoped for in busy Cornwall.
Take the time to simply sit at the harbour, glance over the shoulders of the artists painting the view, and watch the fishing boats bobbing up and down - and absorbing the atmosphere of this pretty place
Coverack beach is just across from the harbour. It is a sandy beach popular with surfers and families.
Coverack is also popular with divers exploring the dangerous underwater rocks known as the Manacles - historically very dangerous for ships and boats in the region, the concealed Manacles have claimed many lives over the centuries.
Place to visit near Coverack
- Lizard Point and the rest of the Lizard Peninsula, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty
- Coverack windurfing centre offers courses for all levels, including complete beginners
- Perfect for Cornwall cliff walks
Map of Coverack and places to visit
Coverack places to visit
See more places nearby in the Cornwall guide