Tuesday 2 February 2021

Readymoney Cove and St. Catherine's Point, Cornwall

Today's photos are based on Readymoney Cove and St. Catherine's Point - just along the coast from Fowey. 

The photo above shows the cove. You may just be able to make out some steps by the Cornish stone wall. These lead to a path taking you up the cliffs to St. Catherine's Point and St. Catherine's Castle. It also leads to the coastal path heading towards Gribbin Head.

The photo of the cove below is looking from the opposite side.

Next is part of St. Catherine's Castle. There are more photos of the castle on my post St. Catherine's Castle, near Ready Money Cove, Fowey, Cornwall.

A gun tower was built in 1538-40 by Thomas Treffry for Henry VIII (reigned 1509-47) as part of a national defence programme.

If we look back towards Readymoney Cove we can see the former  coach house, once a home of the author Daphne du Maurier, but now owned by the British actor and comedian Dawn French.

Another photo of the cove, which is at the entrance to the Fowey River. Can be quite idyllic on a Spring day - but gets busy in the main summer a season.

A stone shelter and toilets ...

... and a seat overlooking the sandy beach.

There is a lovely walk along the coastal path from Ready Money Cove towards Gribbin Head. See my post, with 12 photos, Walking From Ready Money Cove, Fowey to Gribbin Head, Cornwall

Thanks for visiting my blog - stay safe!


  1. What a lovely looking cove Mike! I shall have to add this to the 'visit' list when Covid is over. Lulu x

    1. Thanks Lulu, the cove gets busy in the main season. Good wishes.



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