A short drive from Goonhilly Earth Station and on the same road is the small village of Coverack, which sits on a steep hill. There are two carparks as you enter the village both on the right-hand side. One is by donation only and is therefore usually full and one is much larger and run by the local council, the charges aren't vast though. A short walk downhill from the carpark brings you to row of little seaside shops selling the bare essentials, and on the left-hand side are steps down to the beach. There is not much in the way of beach, and there are a few rock pools at low tide. Further around the cove are some benches overlooking the sea, an ideal place to sit and eat a packed lunch.
Next to this are area is a Roskelly's ice-cream shop which also does some rather impressive toasted sandwiches for a very reasonable price.
The little harbour also has a carpark, again usually full and a dead-end road, so it's best not to try getting down here when it is busy as the main street is single track. The harbour also runs windsurfing lessons and you can often see them out in the bay.
Coverack is the end of the road but a lovely stopping-off point, and there are some lovely cottages to look at as well as a youth hostel. The hotel does superb cream teas in the summer months, and it's nice to sit on the sloping lawns eating under a big umbrella.