Poldhu Cove (Black Pool Cove), lies on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula in South West Cornwall.
Easily accessible, Poldhu is a southwest-facing beach of pale golden sand with the odd patch of shingle. It is overlooked by the rather imposing Poldhu Residential Home - formerly an hotel.
Unsupervised swimming at Poldhu is not advised: It is dangerous to swim due to offshore rip currents. Lifeguards patrol the beach from the middle of May until the middle of September and will designate a safe bathing area if applicable.
Safety equipment is located at the back of the beach. There is a seasonal dog ban with no dogs permitted between March and October. Toilets are sited near the beach car park.
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.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston
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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:
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