This is a very picturesque part of Cornwall, the churchyard of St. Keverne has wonderful views over the water towards Falmouth and St. Mawes. Coverack church also has excellent views over the bay towards Lowlands in one direction and the harbour in the other.
St. Keverne lies about a mile inland and the church at St. Keverne is a well known landmark which can be seen out at sea, it has a number of maritime connections. In both church and churchyard there are a number of memorials, to passengers and crew, of ships which have foundered on the notorious Manacles rocks that lurk just off shore. Notable amongst them being the troupe ship Primrose and the passenger ship Mohecan to the passengers of which the chancel window is dedicated.
The heart of the village is gathered around the square with its memorial to the dead of both world wars. We are blessed with a number of shops, a Londis grocery store, a butchers, a Post Office and a news agents/tobacconists which can supply many other items of every day necessity. There are two pubs and a restaurant in the village, and a little way out of the village a local farm produces a well known ice cream and other produce grown and manufactured on the premises besides having a thriving cafe/restaurant.
There is also a thriving allotment with over 20 plots. This is on land owned by a local charity, the Sandys and Hoskens Educational Trust, which can trace its origins back to 1698. The button on the right will take you to the allotment web site where you can read about its activities and also more about the Trust.
Many people visit the area to enjoy its attractions and are welcome in the village and it's church.
There are several facilities for day visitors as well as holiday accommodation. The South West Coastal Path runs through the village, and portions of it can be enjoyed by the casual visitor, though strong boots are recommended.
In the summer skin divers use the beach as a starting point for their excursions. The Coastal Path takes in the village but due to the old quarry workings proceeds inland to Porthallow.