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Poldhu Beach Cafe (not National Trust). Call 01326 240530 for more information.
Council enforced seasonal ban 1 July - 31 August 10am - 6pm
Council run car park
Fairly even terrain from car park to beach, approx 300 yards. Council enforced dog ban in operation on the beach 10am - 6pm from 1 July - 31 August, but dogs permitted on the footpaths around the beach.
Take the A3083 south from Helston passing RNAS Culdrose. Continue over the roundabout on the A3083 towards Lizard, take the first right (sign posted Poldhu Cove). The car park is run by Cornwall Council with pay and display machines (coins only).
Parking: nearest 300 yards (not National Trust)
Sat Nav: For car park (not NT) use postcode TR12 7JB or what3words:///sometimes.looms.soggy
Poldhu is on the South West Coast Path approx 1.5 miles north of Mullion Cove.
Buses from Helston that go to Poldhu are: 37, 230 and the 251.
A small sandy sheltered beach on the west coast of the Lizard, surrounded by dunes and popular with families.
South West Coast Path
The public footpath traces the outline of the Lizard peninsula and passes along Poldhu's sandy dunes.
Set on the cliff top south of Poldhu Cove and run by volunteers of Poldhu Radio Amateur Club, the location is famous for the first transatlantic radio signal.
Poldhu Beach Cafe (not National Trust)
Views overlooking the beach and serving breakfast, hot and cold lunches, cake and ice cream.
A refurbished farmhouse situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views of Church Cove and surrounding farmland
A quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cadgwith Cove village and beach.
With a sea-view garden and a cosy interior, this converted barn makes for a relaxing stay.
Poldhu is an unspoilt, sheltered and sandy beach on the popluar west coast of the Lizard peninsula. A favourite amongst locals and visitors to the area the beach offers a surf school and cafe as well as dunes and reedbeds rich in wildlife. The cove features in the pages of the history books as being the site of some of Marconi's groundbreaking experiments, a monument and a museum are dedicated to his work at Poldhu Point.
Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, places in Cornwall have started improvements to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience. Find out where has benefited.