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Dolor Point - Coverack Harbour

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Dolor Point - Coverack Harbour - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama from Dolor Point in Coverack. The calmness of the harbour in this panoramic picture belies the wind and rough surf in the area at the time. It was even too windy for the sailing and wind surfing for which Coverack is popular. I took this image standing on the top of the harbour wall. There was enough space to do this. Just.

Dolor Point - Coverack Harbour - FURTHER INFORMATION

Dolor Point - Coverack Harbour - Penwith visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dolor Point - Coverack Harbour' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cornwall.

Dolor Point is in Coverack, on the south coast of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. On Dolor Point is a popular hotel and bar. There is a small harbour protected by a sea wall with good views back over the Coverack Bay. The harbour wall was made in 1724 from local hornblende and serpentine. The point is quite exposed and very windswept. Just off shore, past Lowland Point on the far side of the bay, are The Manacles, a series of rocks which have caused numerous shipwrecks in the past and are now a favoured spot for wreck scuba diving.

Nearby is Paris Hotel, named after an American passenger liner which ran aground off Lowland Point in 1899.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Car: Head south from Helston towards Lizard Point on the A3083. After about 2 miles take the B3293 over Goonhilly Downs and past Goonhilly Earth Station towards St. Keverne. About a mile from St. Keverne take the B3294 right to Coverack. Dolor Point is at the right hand end of the bay, with limited parking.



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