As well as being a perfect swimming spot, Readymoney cove near Fowey has the added bonus of having plenty of rock pools to be explored at low tide
A newly opened cafe and beach shop selling pasty’s, tea, coffee, ice cream and beach wear can be found at the beach, run by a lovely local lady.
The nearest parking is at Cornwall Council’s Readymoney long stay car park, which is around five to ten minutes walk.
If you fancy a break from the beach, just ten minutes walk up and around the cliff will bring you to St Catherine’s Castle.
Built by Henry VIII as an artillery fort in the 1530’s to defend Fowey Harbour, entry is free and open during reasonable daylight hours. Perfect to soak up the views of the river and neighbouring Polruan as well as brush up on your local history.
Follow the coordinates to find the beach;