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Men Aver

Men Aver beach, Cornwall

Mên-aver beach is situated on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula about two and a half miles east of Manaccan along the coast path. Facing northeast, it lies just over half a mile due west of Nare Point and consists of rocks, shingle and a little sand.

The beach is sheltered to some extent by Nare Point and is safe for swimming, preferably on a rising tide.

The beach is great for snorkelling and windsurfing is possible in the right conditions. Youngsters may also find the numerous rock pools a welcome diversion.

Just to the east lies Parbean Cove, the private slipway is used by Penare House for sailing activities. Further east lies Nare Point, very recognisable as a National Coastwatch Lookout lies at its tip. The area is popular with anglers and coast path walkers.

Dogs are allowed at Mên-aver beach but there is no safety equipment here or any other facility.

The beach is best accessed from the roadside at Lestowder Farm


 Flora and Fauna

 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.

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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 Helford, Mullion, Penryn and Constantine.

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 Lizard Peninsula, Mullion, Roseland and Helston.

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