Priest's Cove

Priest's Cove

Priest's Cove

Priest's Cove

Priest Cove lies below the unmistakeable mine chimney at Cape Cornwall. Its name has nothing to do with religion however but is in fact an anglicised version of Por'East. Incidentally the chimney was purchased by H.J. Heinz Co. to mark their centenary and presented to the National Trust on 25th March 1987. This rather small shingle beach is almost covered at high tide. At low tide a rock 'swimming pool' is uncovered along with a few rock pools to explore. Offshore the dark twin rocks known as The Brisons dominate the view. It is from here that the 'Brisons-Priest Cove Swimming Race' takes place during the 'Cape Games'.




Directions: Take the Cape Cornwall road from St Just in Penwith. The beach is close to the Cape Cornwall car park.

Taken - 12/05/11
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Priest's Cove, Cape Cornwall, Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch