Penberth Cove is a lovely spot, out of the way in south Penwith. It is a small fishing cove, still with some active fishing boats, and has a wonderful Cornish character. Long may it remain. The fishing boats used to be hauled up the slip by the old wooden whim or capstan, but are now hauled up by a more modern electric winch. The capstan was sadly damaged in the winter storms of early 2014, but has since been repaired to its former glory.
There is an excellent Penberth Cove website with regular news and old photographs from the Cove, and more about its history from someone whose family has lived there for generations. A proper bit of Cornwall.
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