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Coverack, Cornwall

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Coverack, Cornwall

Coverack (Cornish: Porthkovrek, meaning cove of the stream) is a coastal village and fishing port in Cornwall, England, UK. It is 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.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7818
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

Coverack, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Coverack, coast vil. with small pier, W. Cornwall, in cove of same name, 10½ miles SS. of Falmouth; P.O.

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