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A small sandy cove on the Padstow side of the River Camel estuary. Can only be approached via a short walk along the cliff path. There are two other coves quite close by making the three of them a popular destination.
Also a popular destination for the flotilla of little boats that go up and down the estuary.
This is a lovely spot to sunbathe, for the bucket and spade brigade or just to relax and watch the many boating activities on the water'. Excellent views across the estuary to Daymar Bay.
The estuary has strong currents when the tide is running and is therefore not recommended for swimming.
It is also a popular spot for a bit of shore fishing, common species include, bass, Pollack and flounder.
There is an old lifeboat station here that has been converted into self catering for visitors
Toilets in nearby Padstow
Parking in Padstow
Dogs allowed on the beach at Hawkers Cove, all year round.
Facilities: a (tiny) tea garden at the back of the two hundred year old 'Coastguard Houses' approximately 50 m from the Coast Path and 150m from the slipway at Hawkers Cove beach.