The largest of the three coves between Treyarnon Bay and Porthcothan (see also Pepper Cove and Warren Cove). Just off Fox Cove lie the remains of the wreck of a tanker, the Hemsley I, which was going from Liverpool to Antwerp for breaking up but went ashore here on 12th May 1969. Some of the ship was salvaged and a rough track on the cliff top is all that remains of the road made for the recovery vehicles. According to the report in The Times the next day, she had seriously lost her way and believed she was off The Lizard, on the south coast. Her distress call stated that that she had foundered on the rocks below Lizard Point in thick mist, and had no power, steam or lights. Lifeboats and coastguards around the south coast were alerted and the search extended until she was finally located at Fox Cove.
Limited access from the South West Coast Footpath.
Swimming & Surfing
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None - nearest are at Porthcothan
None - nearest is at Porthcothan
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