From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present
Coverack
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50° 1′ 0″ N, 5° 6′ 0″ W
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Coverack is a small village and fishing port located on the east side of the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall

The village has a small harbour, which holds a small fleet of pleasure craft and fishing boats. It is a popular spot for watersports which include wind surfing, sailing, fishing and diving. It is close to The Manacles, a set of rocks which has many shipwrecks and is a popular diving location.

The lifeboat station at Coverack closed in 1978 due to a faster boat stationed at Falmouth. It is now a restaurant and a fish and chip shop. The station was built in 1901 due to the wreck of the SS Mohegan on the Manacles in 1898 with the loss of 100 lives.

Every year on Christmas Day, volunteers go swimming in the harbour in aid of charity.