Loe Bar

Loe Bar is a shingle bank around half a mile long separating Loe Pool, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, from the sea. Loe Bar was originally the mouth of the River Cober which flows through Helston and is now home to a number of rare species of plant and insect.

At low tide it is possible to walk from Loe Bar along to Porthleven beach.

At low tide it is possible to walk along the bar to Porthleven beach. It can also be accessed by a number of different routes on foot including from Helston via the Penrose Estate.

Dogs are allowed at Loe Bar all year round.

There is no lifeguard cover at Loe Bar and entering the water is not recommended as the steep shingle bank and strong currents make conditions there extremely dangerous.