A beach of some historical significance. The name comes from The 'Hanover', a 100ft two-mast square rigger brigantine, built in 1757, was en route from Lisbon, Portugal to Falmouth, Cornwall carrying £60,000 in gold and valuables, said to have a current value of £50 million. She became wrecked when a SSW gale veered NNW and drove her into a cove on 13 December 1763. It is now a protected wreck with a 250 metre exclusion zone. This is a small stony beach.
To access the cove, walk around the corner of the cliff at the south end of the beach. This is only possible at lowest tide, and when the sea is calm.
Swimming & Surfing
Swimming is possible here and essential if you get cut off by the tide.
Not a recognised surfing area
Not recommended for dogs due to dangerous access.
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