coverackWhether you’re a regional or international traveler, Coverack is a definite destination for any tourist on business or vacationer on pleasure. Coverack is located in Cornwall, United Kingdom. This is one of many of the British Isles’ unspoiled and untamed fishing villages. Coverack is the perfect place to holiday from the world’s hardships. Rest in the serenity of this peaceful village as you partake in local festivals, visit nearby attractions, engage in outdoor activities you may not have ever had the courage to do, and recharge your batteries. It doesn’t matter if you’re there for a day or a year; you will fall in love with this quaint seaside village.

Coverack is located on the eastern edge of Cornwall, near the lower tip of what’s known as The Lizard Peninsula. It lies in the parish of St Keverne. This village has a beautiful seaside location, protected by a tiny harbor wall built of local materials hundreds of years ago, and moors enclose the opposite side. This small town has been around since at least 995 AD, and the small harbor wall was built in 1724.

There is a rich and fascinating history attached to this quaint and peaceful village, and Coverack had much experience in history. At many points in its existence, ocean liners and ships of every shape and size have run aground on the sharp rocks that make up the cliffs around the town. This expanse of The Manaclesrocky shore, called the Manacles, has claimed life of both native and foreigner. Shipwrecks eventually became so commonplace in this area that Coverack built a sturdy lifeboat and a lifeboat house near the bay; the saying goes, that if a ship again crashes on the Manacles, “the fishermen of this village are familiar with the Manacles and the boat could be launched in all waters”. Indeed, there have been many lives saved by these heroic fishermen. There is much more to the history of Coverack, but it must be experienced, not simply told.

There are many different accommodations available to those wishing to holiday in Coverack and discover all that the town has to offer. There are many bed and breakfasts, self-catering houses and cottages, camping grounds, and hotels. For those looking for a pleasant place to retire in comfort and peace, there are always homes available for sale in the area, there is a warm and fully staffed nursing home, and, for those with four legged companions, there is also an expansive horse retirement farm with on-site cottages, so every visit will be a miniature holiday for you and your friend.

WindsurfingThere are a number of outdoor activities available for those of every temperament and skill level. Surfing and other various water sports are available, as well as sailing. Additionally, there are guided walks at both day and night, scavenger hunts along the beaches, archeology tours, sand castle and sculpting contests, and mini-safaris. Fishing in the harbor is encouraged, and swimming is also very safe, as there are no strong currents or tides to endanger even the novice swimmer. You can also moor your own yacht or boat in the harbor with permission from the harbourmaster. The water is so clear at the beaches at Coverack that whole schools of fish can be easily seen as they swim along the bottom and feed.

There are many other attractions for those who wish to holiday for a spell in the area. There are a number of gardens and museums in the area, as well as theaters, mines, farms, zoos, animal sanctuaries, and aquariums. There is undoubtedly something to entertain and enthrall every age and interest. Additionally, Coverack is a perfect base for touring the parish and nearby areas. The entire Lizard Peninsula opens up to you, and everything is closer than you can imagine. Whether you want to explore nearby villages or ancient castles, all you could need on your holiday is at your fingertips.

Coverack SunsetPhotographers of all ages and skills are welcome! Tours are conducted to maximize the opportunities for photographers. Wildlife tours and photography classes are available throughout the year. There are also many different photography contests, and some of the results appear on the town of Coverack’s website. A quick click of the shutter and you could be on your way to being Coverack’s featured photographer. Additionally, don’t forget to bring your camera on any other adventure throughout Coverack. Coverack’s brochures and guides are always in need of new photos showcasing the delights of the region. Your next photo could get you tickets to a movie theater and your name announced at the local restaurant’s pancake night! Remember lots of film; even if you don’t enter any of the many contests, you can still have gorgeous photos of the singular beauty of Coverack.

The people of Coverack are incredibly kind and warmhearted. Newcomers are always welcome at a number of local gatherings, including the art club, lunch club, and a square dancing club, among others. Additionally, there are many local shops and restaurants that offer a true taste of Cornish hospitality. These shops sell everything from Coverack memorabilia to pottery and crafts. The local restaurants cater to the local favorite of fish, and one restaurant also features rotating theme food, serving everything from Italian to Chinese. You’re bound to find a taste you enjoy while on holiday in Coverack.

For the religious history enthusiasts, a church more than a hundred years old services Coverack. The church has a long and delightful history, and for those who may experience a religious revival while on holiday in Coverack, the church offers beach-style baptism.

It is obvious that there is much to see and do in Coverack. The name Coverack itself means “hidden cove”, and there’s so much to explore on your visit. Whether you come alone or in a group, with your family or with your friends, you’re sure to find something new and exciting around every corner. Don’t miss out – visit Coverack now!


Coverack Hotels
The Paris and The Bay Hotel, will ensure that your stay at Coverack is clean and comfortable.

Coverack Bed & Breakfast
Porthbeer, Fernleigh, Parc-An-Grouse, Boak House, Tregoning Lea, Bay View Cottage, School Hill, and Chynhalls Cottages, will happily welcome you into their warm space in Coverack.

Coverack Self-Catering
Crackling Cottage, Harbour Cottage, Lizard Peninsula Holiday, Polcoverack cottages, Ivy Cottage, The Old Carpenters Shop, Sunnyside, Huckleberry House, The Anchorage, Coverack Headland, Lindford Cottages, and Lowlands, promise you a cosy and comfy stay.

Coverack Camping
You can hire-out camping equipment and caravans from Roskillys, Little Trevothan Caravan Park, Penmarth Farm, Coverack Youth Hostel, and Chynhalls Park Holiday.

Coverack Restaurants
You can enjoy a delicious hearty meal in Coverack, a mug of chilled beer, and the warm Cornish hospitality at The Old Lifeboat House, The Harbour Lights and the The Paris Hotel.

Mesmerising Magic
The very air of Coverack will cast a spell on you. Its beauty and mood will slowly seduce you and youll be captivated by its mesmerising magic...

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Coverack in Cornwall is an attractive village on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula. Tales of smugglers and many a shipwreck have been interwoven into the folklore of Coverack adding to its enigma. In fact, the Paris Hotel located on the quay has been named after the American ship, the Paris, which sank near Coverack in 1899. All the crew and passengers on the Paris were rescued. Coverack also houses the St Peter's church, a lovely red brick and granite structure, which was built in 1885. The church, which overlooks the sea, boasts beautiful stained glass windows. This charming village of Coverack in Cornwall is a perfect holiday destination for lovers of nature, folklore and history.