ⓘ Coverack is a coastal village and fishing port in Cornwall, UK. It lies in the parish of St Keverne, on the east side of the Lizard peninsula about nine miles s ..

                                     

ⓘ Coverack

Coverack is a coastal village and fishing port in Cornwall, UK. It lies in the parish of St Keverne, on the east side of the Lizard peninsula about nine miles south of Falmouth.

Coverack has several hotels and a youth hostel. The area is a centre for watersports, particularly wind surfing, sailing and diving. The nearby rocks known as the Manacles have been the site of many shipwrecks and as a consequence are now a favourite diving destination.

                                     

1. Geography

Near the South West Coast Path is Poldowrian Garden which includes a prehistoric settlement discovered in 1965, dated by archaeologists at 5500 BC. Finds from the site are available for viewing. The roads to Coverack cross Goonhilly Downs famous for the BT satellite earth station.

"Coverack Cove and Dolor Point" SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest is one of the most famous geological localities in Cornwall, providing an almost continuous section across a mantle-crust boundary. Other nearby SSSI are Coverack to Porthoustock and Kennack to Coverack.

Coverack lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB.

                                     

2. Coverack lifeboat

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution RNLI stationed a lifeboat at Coverack in 1901 following the wreck of the SS Mohegan on The Manacles in 1898 with the loss of more than 100 lives. A boat house with a slipway was built on the harbour. The all-weather lifeboat was withdrawn in May 1972 and replaced by a D-class inshore inflatable. The station was closed completely in October 1978 following the allocation of a faster boat to Falmouth Lifeboat Station.

A coxswain of the Coverack lifeboat, Archie Rowe, was a subject of This Is Your Life in 1958 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.

The following lifeboats were stationed at Coverack:

                                     

3. Christmas swim

Every year on Christmas Day, all the local villagers and many holiday makers turn out to watch volunteers go swimming in the harbour in aid of charity. This tradition has gone on for nearly 50 years and has raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research.

                                     

4. July 2017 flash flood

On 18 July 2017 the village was hit by a flash flood. It was reported that roads were blocked and hailstones the size of 50 pence pieces 30 mm smashed windows. Heavy rainfall hit at about 15:00 BST and the coastguard was needed to airlift two people who were trapped on the roof of a house.

Free and no ads
no need to download or install

Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

online intellectual game →