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
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