Last weekend we were fortunate enough to be staying with our grandchildren in the wonderful old fishing village of Mousehole in far West Cornwall. During our time there we paid a visit to Penberth Cove, a few miles west of Mousehole near the village of Treen, overlooking the Penberth Valley.
This ancient fishing cove is still used today by a small number of fishing boats who fish for lobster, crab and mackerel. Centuries ago a granite set slipway was constructed to enable boats to be launched and recovered sufficiently high enough up the cove to be safe from storms and high tides. Originally boats were dragged up the slip way by means of a man driven capstan, which can still be seen in Penberth today, although fishermen now use a electric winch.
Penberth lies between Lamorna Cove and Porthcurno and is close to Logan Rock.
Penberth Cove with Granite Slipway
Fisherman’s Cottage in Penberth Cove
Clapper Bridge across the small river at Penberth
Ancient Stepping Stones across the River
Man Powered Capstan