The PRIVATE beach at Bream Cove is situated on the South coast of Cornwall, just north of the Helford Estuary.
It lies about half a mile east of Mawnan Smith and is roughly midway between Maenporth and Rosemullion Head. Bream Cove at high tide presents a mixture of shingle interspersed with rocks, especially on the southern side of the cove, known locally as Nansidwell Cove.
Quite secluded, the east facing beach is really only known to locals and people walking the South West Coast Path. Bream Cove has no facilities at all. There is no lifeguard cover or Safety Equipment here.
Bream Cove is suitable for bathing and swimming, especially on an incoming tide. There are also opportunities for snorkelling and diving, whilst younger members of your family will enjoy exploring the rock pools uncovered at low water.
Please note: Although the beach is privately owned there are no restrictions on visiting.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Interesting geology
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