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A site of archaeological importance surrounded by dunes, beaches, a medieval church and a reedbed rich in wildlife.

Gunwalloe, near Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7QE

Visitors in the distance on the sandy beach at Gunwalloe Church Cove, Cornwall.

Important notice

Road closure on Monday 29 July until 2 August in the Gunwalloe village. To access the beach please use diverted route opposite RNAS entrance on main A3083 road.

Planning your visit

A white wooden kiosk with pitched roof and under cover extending forwards. The left hand shutters are open.

Eating at Gunwalloe 

Find out where you can grab a hot drink and tasty treat while exploring at Gunwalloe.

Visitor sat on the beach with their dog

Visiting Gunwalloe with your dog 

Discover the sandy beaches of Church Cove and Dollar Cove at Gunwalloe along the west coast of the Lizard peninsula. Please help keep Gunwalloe enjoyable for everyone by keeping your dog under close control, cleaning up after them and following the Canine Code.

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Flying drones at our places 

All aerial activity above our sites is prohibited unless specific permission is granted, according to an existing byelaw.

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Members park free

Please remember to scan your membership card at the pay and display machine when you park - every time you do £3.98 goes towards looking after Gunwalloe.

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