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Coverack

Sit back and try and picture what the archetypal Cornish coastal village would look like, and you wont be far off coming up with somewhere that looks like Coverack. This tiny fishing village is full of old world charm and remains unspoilt despite having a high throughput of visitors and holiday makers particularly during the summer months.

Positioned on  the south east side of the Lizard Peninsula, Coverack has a lovely beach which although a bit rocky in places, is ideal for swimming and all manor of watersports. Down towards the southern end of the shoreline is the harbour where the local fishermen keep their boats, all of which are small day boats mostly fishing for shellfish.

On the eastern side of Coverack quay is the old lifeboat station which was built in 1901 after the SS Mohegan hit the Manacles and sank after less than four months in service. Today the station is home to a superb fish and chip restaurants after it was shutdown in 1978.

Accommodation wise there's a few bed and breakfasts, some nearby self catering houses and cottages and the Paris Hotel, which isn’t actually a hotel, more of a pub and restaurant with some letting rooms on a b&b basis.

Coverack is a tiny Cornish fishing village and a perfect destination to make it a memorable Cornwall holiday. This is the right place to learn windsurfing or surfing as it is well protected and sheltered. Knowing the right condition to learning is mandatory, and the time is when the winds are offshore. This village is scenic and its main attraction is its unspoilt natural beauty. Its natural scenery is breathtaking and this Lizard Peninsula of Cornwall offers variety of things to make the holidaymakers find a true break from their regular schedule.

There are lots of artifacts highlighting the social and industrial history that visitors who are culture vultures are certain to feel satisfied. Visitors need to visit a must-see place, the Lizard Lighthouse sited at Lizard Point. This is a dual-tower lighthouse functioning till this day and guests can climb the lighthouse stairs and take a tour to the nearby heritage center. Adventure enthusiasts can find number of pursuits to get their blood pumping. Trying your hand at snorkeling and windsurfing are some activities that keep your mind racing. Surfing, sailing and cycling also are some of the activities keeping your mind and body active.

Visitors, preferring a break with less physical demands can opt to go for long walks along the golden sands viewing the stunning sea, before relaxing on the golden sands. Coverack is an appropriate destination for nature aficionados, as spotting dolphins at times is a part of this visit. Visiting Poldhu Cove helps visitors in seeing the first transatlantic radio signal sent.  There is an array of restaurants and cafes throughout the region and all are great places for tucking local cuisine such as fresh cream teas and fresh caught fish.

This Lizard Peninsula has plenty to see and visitors may find it hard-pressed to view and do everything in just one or two days. Hence, staying in one of the cottages or hotels or bed and breakfast inns becomes inevitable, but ensuring one such accommodation is adjacent to beaches, museums and other attractions is the best. Choosing self catering cottages also is ideal to have a true break as they come with best facilities.

Coverack is worth visiting and exploring. People looking for relaxing holidays may find this to be a fantastic location. It offers unrivalled views and activities that offer no room to second thoughts. Moreover, the places of stay add feather to the already crowned cap.

Take a break and come and visit Coverack, a truly Cornish village!

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