Picturesque fishing village
Located on the east side of the Lizard Peninsula between The Lizard and Coverack, Cadgwith ticks all the boxes of a picturesque Cornish fishing village. The village has two beaches separated by a rock promontory called The Todden. To the north-east is the larger of the two beaches which is also where the local boats are moored. The other beach is somewhat smaller and also generally more sandy. The sheltered nature of Cadgwith make it a great destination at any time of the year.
Like most coastal villages in Cornwall, Cadgwith now relies on tourism. There are however a number of boats that operate from the village. It is still a working fishing village and it is often possible to see the fishermen taking their boats from the sea and mooring them back on the beach, they no longer go out for pilchard, but crab, lobster, mackerel and mullet are regularly landed at the naturally protected cove.
There is no old church here, but in recent times a very small Anglican church was built dedicated to St. Mary.
Devil's Frying Pan lies a little way to the south, a hole 200 feet deep where the sea foams over a mass of stone and shingle.
There are numerous shipwrecks on the rocks in the area, many on The Manacles reef which is near here.
A lifeboat station was located here from 1867 until 1963 when it closed, with 400 lives recorded as having been saved.
The film 'Ladies in Lavender' starring Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith was filmed here in 2004.
The village was made famous in 2011 by Monty Halls' series 'The Fisherman's Apprentice' which featured the cove and the many fishermen that work here.
The Old Cellars Restaurant
Cadgwith Cove Inn, in the centre of the village and right on the Coastal Footpath.
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