Coverack

Coverack

Looking across the bay to the little fishing village of Coverack. Situated on the eastern side of the Lizard, Coverack grew around the little harbour you can just make out here.

Perhaps the most noticeable building is the old lifeboat house on the left. I'm not sure when this was built but the first lifeboat was stationed here in around 1900. This was on account of the notorious Manacles Reef located a few miles from here which claimed countless lives.

The lifeboat house is now a restaurant and this area is covered by the Falmouth lifeboat.

As with many spots on the Lizard you will see thatched cottages. This is just a sign of the remoteness from the nearest source of slates. Until transport links were improved to these distant corners of Cornwall straw was the only option.

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