Smugglers and Western Coves Beach (Cornwall)

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  • Information

    Smuggler’s Cove and Western Cove are sandy beaches with rocks. Good views from the coast path but no access down to the beach, although if you do want to visit the cove then the best option is from Portreath beach by canoe.

    The collapsed sea cave is known as Ralph’s Cupboard where openings in the rock were used to store contraband, hence the name Smuggler’s cove. The most famous smuggler being Ralph, hence Ralph’s Cupboard.

    Facilities are within the town of Portreath the other side of Western Hill.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Smugglers and Western Coves Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Portreath, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach Water Quality

    No water quality measurement available for Smugglers and Western Coves Beach.

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  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Portreath in Cornwall is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.



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