Cadgwith is a picturesque fishing village with whitewashed thatched cottages lining the sides of the valley and a small fleet of colourful fishing boats winched up on the shingle beach. The fact that the boats are still in use and the local pub (The Cadgwith Cove Inn) is renowned for it's singing of Cornish songs of a Friday evening is testament to the traditional character of this village still being alive and well. The village also has a thriving gig club. Cadgwith featured in the film 'Ladies in Lavender'.
The cove has two beaches - the fishing beach where you can watch the daily activities of the fishermen. A small rocky outcrop called the Todden separates this from the adjacent (swimming) beach. The South West Coastal Path leads from either side of the Cadgwith, with magnificent views.
As seen in Monty Hall's 2012 series: 'The Big Catch'
Places to visit and see on the Lizard Peninsula
Sandy beaches:Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Poldhu, Coverack, Polurrian, Gunwalloe.
Villages and places of interest: Cadgwith, Porthleven, Mullion, Coverack, Porthallow, St Keverne, Porthoustock, Helford River, Frenchman's Creek, Port Navas, Durgan, Manaccan, Goonhilly Downs.
Interesting towns: Helston, Falmouth, St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance, Truro.
Gardens nearby:Trebah, Glendurgan, Trengwainton, Trelissick, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project.
Things to do:Golf (at Mullion), short golf (at Helston), horse riding (from Ruan Minor and Mullion), cycling (from Mullion), fishing (boat trips from Cadgwith), diving (at Porthkerris or Cadgwith) and surfing (best at Porthleven and Kennack Sands). A range of watersports, including windsurfing, are available at Coverack and sailing on the Helford River.
8th May, Helston Flora Day to celebrate the coming of Spring
All August, Regattas and fishing festivals in the area.
Every Wednesday at 6pm in August, fish barbecues in Cadgwith Cove.
Every Tuesday night, Folk singing in the Cadgwith Cove Inn.
Every Friday, traditional maritime singing in the Cadgwith Cove Inn.
At Christmas time most Cornish villages are decorated with fairy lights at night and on Christmas Day there is swimming at Cadgwith and Coverack.