There was once a Bronze Age burial mound at Cape Cornwall, in addition to an older Iron Age hill fort. During the fourth century AD, it was the site of St Helen’s Oratory, one of West Cornwall’s early Christian chapels. The remnants of a dilapidated farm structure still survive on the site.
Brisons rocks, right off the shore, are commonly referred to represent ‘General de Gaulle in his bathtub.’ They are known to have sunk several ships and are said to have once held a jail, but they currently serve as an important seabird nesting place. Gannets, fulmars, and other migrants such as storm-petrels can be seen soaring above them.
A steep incline goes down from the Cape Cornwall carpark to Priest Cove. The beach at Priest Cove is rocky, with a small rock pool, and is surrounded by Cape Cornwall, the western headland. Local fisherman have utilised and continue to use the cove for centuries. A few fishing boats continue to run the lobster traps in the cove and catch mackerel. Because the cove is still a working slipway, there is a seasonal dog prohibition in effect from Easter to October.
Beautiful Cape Cornwall sterling silver jewellery
Incredibly detailed life-size casts of seashells and leaves handpicked from the coast of Cape Cornwall. All the jewellery is handmade from high quality sterling silver with sterling silver chains and findings.