Gurnard's Head and Treen Beach

Gurnard's Head and Treen Beach

The view over to Gurnard's Head near Zennor. I can imagine where the name came from but I really am struggling to see it myself! I think maybe the original Cornish name of Ynyal, meaning "desolate one" is slightly more fitting. That said back in the day over 20 men worked pilchards boats from the cove, and in Victorian times the headland was so popular that a hotel (also named the Gurnard's Head) was built.

The small beach in the foreground is Treen Cove. Lovely as it is it is difficult to reach and there is only a small patch of sand here at low tide.

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