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Gunwalloe Fishing Cove

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove beach, Cornwall

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove lies on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula in southwest Cornwall. Situated about 400m southwest of Gunwalloe village, the beach is effectively the southern extremity of Porthleven Sands.

Southwest-facing Gunwalloe Fishing Cove is also known as Halzephron Cove - an anglicised form of Als-Ifarn - The 'Cliffs of Hell'.

The beach, a mixture of fine shingle and some sand, is seldom busy as there are no facilities and parking close by is not really possible. Gunwalloe Fishing Cove is dog friendly however, in that dogs are allowed all year round.

Most visitors tend to continue south over Halzephron Cliff to the far more acceptable Gunwalloe Church Cove and Jangye Ryn.

Swimming is not advised here as this particular stretch of coast is positively dangerous.

The whole Lizard Peninsula is an excellent place to take your holiday with a number of different places to visit within easy reach, including Cadgwith, Lizard Point, the coves of Porthallow and Porthkerris and the beaches of Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands.


 Interesting geology

 Dogs permitted

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Gunwalloe, Porthleven, Helston and Mullion.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mullion, Helston, Lizard Peninsula and Penzance.

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