Readymoney Cove


Situated close to the ancient town of Fowey on Cornwall’s southern coast, Readymoney Cove is a quaint and attractive beach that is well-known for its sheltered waters, breathtaking landscape, and peaceful attitude. This charming cove, which combines historical significance with natural beauty, is the ideal location for a tranquil day by the sea. Readymoney Cove’s beach is a lovely blend of fine sand and shingle, gently falling into the cove’s calm, clear waters. The beach’s shallow, safe waters make it ideal for families with small children.

One of its most prominent aspects is the presence of St. Catherine’s Castle, a small castle built by Henry VIII, situated on the peninsula with a view of Readymoney Cove. In addition to seeing the remains, visitors may take in the expansive views of the Fowey Estuary and the nearby beaches. The beach is given a unique touch by this historic site. There are simple but functional amenities in Readymoney Cove, such as public restrooms near the beach. Open during certain seasons, this beachside store serves refreshments, ice cream, and beach essentials.

Readymoney Cove is on the South West Coast Path, which offers fantastic walking options with amazing views of the coastline and access to other local attractions. The picturesque village of Fowey, with its winding alleys, quaint stores, and bustling waterfront, is reached by following the path. Tourists can take pleasure in dining at the town’s exquisite restaurants, taking boat rides around the estuary, and discovering the town’s rich maritime heritage.

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About Fowey

Fowey is a small town well placed on the mouth of the river Fowey. It is used as a cargo port and is a bustling port even today. The town itself is beautiful and you can walk all the way along the side of  the river and look out to sea whilst exploring the town. There are some fantastic places to eat and drink in Fowey and the views are incredible, you can sit so close to the water that you may get splashed.

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