Eastern end of Sennen beach on the Land's End Peninsula
Eastern end of Sennen beach on the Land's End Peninsula

Land's End Peninsula Beaches


Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall beach to the south at the base of Cape Cornwall is known as Priest's Cove and is popular with swimmers. The beach is recorded as having been in use since medieval times. At low tide the rock pools form a rock swimming pool. The rock pools are also good for exploring for sea life.

Due to an increase in dog fouling at Priest's Cove, the Cape Slip Association and the National Trust have reluctantly decided that dogs are no longer allowed from 1st April to 1st October from the area of the winch house down into the cove. From October to the end of March, dogs are allowed.

There is a car park and toilets.

Tide Times at Cape Cornwall





Carbis Bay

A fine beach of golden sand which is popular with families because of the sheltered safe bathing which it offers. Watersports activities are restricted.

Blue flag award.

Carbis Bay has a dog ban from the first Sunday before Easter to 30th September and is dog friendly between October and the Sunday before Easter. Car parking is available near to the beach.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Carbis Bay from late May to early September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Carbis Bay Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Carbis Bay including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.




Cot Valley Beach (Porth Nanven)

Porth Nanven beach is prettily situated at the end of the Cot Valley


The beach is of sand with some large rounded stones. The area has many interesting features.

There is no lifeguard service.

Car parking is available. The nearest facilities are at St Just



Gwithian

Gwithian Beach is a very popular family beach. It has a huge expanse of sand which at low tide extends to Godrevy and in the other direction all the way to Hayle. It also has rock pools. The World Land Speedsailing Championships are often held here and it is also a popular location for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Gwithian Towans sand dunes border the beach and provide excellent opportunities for walking and exploring. Car parking is available and there are good local facilities including a cafe, beach shop and toilets.

Dogs are not allowed on Gwithian beach (Ceres Rock to the Red RIver) between May and September, 8am - 7pm but it is dog friendly in the evenings and outside of these months when dogs are allowed.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Gwithian beach at Easter and then from mid May to around the 20th September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 75356 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk


Gwithian and Godrevy Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Gwithian and Godrevy including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tide times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

Peter's Point Beach lies just to the West of the main beach at Gwithian.
Dogs are allowed on this part of the beach all year round but due to the steps having collapsed the access to this area of the beach is currently restricted.



Hayle

Hayle has over 3 miles of golden sands with long sandy beaches stretching from Phillack on the mouth of the River Hayle to Upton Towans and towards Gwithian, provide a perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent panoramic views towards Godrevy lighhouse and St Ives. At low tide the beach extends all the way from Hayle to Godrevy. On the other side of the Hayle estuary is another stretch of fine golden sand - Porth Kidney Sands.

This long beach backed by sand dunes has sections each with its own name and lifeguard service.

  • Upton Towans Beach

    Upton Towans are accessed from the Hayle to Portreath road (B3301).
    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Upton Towans beach from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

    Upton Towans beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

  • Beach View

    The long sandy beach adjacent to Mexico Towans.
    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Beach View beach from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

  • Mexico Towans

    Mexico Towans are nearer to Hayle and are accessed via Phillack. RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Mexico Towans beach from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

    Mexico Towans beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

  • Riviere Towans

    Riviere Towans beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

  • Hayle Towans

    Hayle Towans is the closest section of the beach to Hayle. The Towans can be accessed by footpath across the small bridge in Hayle or via Phillack.

    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Hayle Towans beach at Easter and then from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

    Hayle Towans from the Hayle River to Black Cliffs has a dog ban between Easter and 1st October and is dog friendly between October and Easter.

    Hayle Towans Surf Report
    Surfing conditions at Hayle Towans including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

  • Porthkidney Sands

    Porth Kidney beach between Hayle and Carbis Bay is another large, popular, sandy beach backed by dunes and cliffs. It is also popular with Hang Gliders and Para Gliders. Porthkidney beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

    Access to the beach is via a footpath from St Uny Church at Lelant, crossing the golf course and passing under the St Erth to St Ives branchline.

    In the beautiful living churchyard across the footpath from the church, bluebells, cowslips and primroses blanket the ground in spring.

    The St Uny Heritage Centre is located in the churchyard and is a great place to stop for tea, coffee and homemade cakes. The Centre also offers a free exhibition of local history and access to reference books about the area.

    Some books of local interest are for sale and there are a range of donated novels and non fiction books to purchase so if you're off to Porthkidney Beach to relax on the sands and enjoy the stunning view of the Hayle River, Hayle Towans, Godrevy and St Ives, and you want to buy something to read then why not drop in.

    St Uny Heritage Centre opens in the spring through to October, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 11am and 4pm.

    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Porth Kidney beach from early July to early September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk




Lamorna

Lamorna Cove has a small pebble beach which is sandy at low tide. There is no lifeguard service. The cove is popular with divers. Facilities include: Car Park (paying); toilets, cafe and nearby pub.

Lamorna Cove beach has a seasonal dog ban from Easter day to 1st October

Lamorna cove and its harbour walls can take a fierce battering from the sea during Winter gales but on balmy Summer days, the sea can be so tranquil as to appear like a mill-pond.



Lelant

Porth Kidney beach is a large, popular, sandy beach backed by Lelant's sand dunes and by cliffs. It is also popular with Hang Gliders and Para Gliders. Porthkidney beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Porth Kidney beach from early July to early September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk





Longrock

Longrock beach is sandy and good for swimming. Car parking is available very close to the beach. There is no lifeguard service. The nearest facilities are in the village of Longrock.

Longrock beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.



Marazion

Marazion has a fine beach of golden sand and access to St Michaels's Mount via a cobbled stone causeway. See St Michael's Mount for more detailed information about the island and its history. The sandy beach has views across Mounts Bay, stretching from the Lizard Peninsula and across towards Land's End.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Marazion beach from early July to the beginning of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Facilities include car parks near the beach, toilets and local cafes and shops.

The beach is popular with families and good for beginner surfers as it is quite sheltered. The wind is usually from the south west which makes it an onshore breeze.

Surfing at Marazion has its moments for more experienced surfers when there is a large southerly swell and winds from the north.

Marazion beach has a dog ban between the Causeway and the Station House from 1st May to 30th September, 8am to 7pm and is dog friendly outside of these hours and between October 1st and the end of April.



Mousehole

Mousehole has two small beaches but it is primarily a fishing harbour.

Salt Ponds beach consists of pebbles and is just to the east of the village below the Old Coastguard Hotel. Dogs are allowed all year round at any time.

Mousehole Harbour beach is sandy and within the harbour.
No lifeguard service. No dogs allowed at any time of year.

Car parks are available on the edge of Mousehole and the village has toilets and plenty of shops and cafes.



Newlyn

Newlyn has three beaches.

One is in the town itself and can be accessed by road. This beach is sandy, dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round. No lifeguard service. Facilities including car parking and toilets are available.

The second beach is an extension of the Penzance Promenade beach. This beach is pebbly. It is easily accessed from Newlyn Green and where the annual raft race is held. See Events for details.

Roskilly Beach lies to the West of Newlyn. Roskilly is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Newlyn beaches on the map


Newlyn Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Newlyn Harbour Wall, including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Penberth

Penberth Cove has a pebbly beach



Dogs are not allowed on the slipway and fish landing areas at any time of the year.
Please see the signs in place at Penberth.

Dog walkers can access the coast path via the stepping stones across the stream.

There are no facilities except for some on-road parking.



Penzance

  • Eastern Green Beach



    A beach of sand and fine shingle which starts at Station Rocks and extends to Longrock. A very gently shelving beach and usually sheltered. You can wade out quite a way without being out of your depth.

    The area of water close to Station Rocks is used by beginner surfers.

    This beach can be accessed along the footpath from the rail/bus station at Penzance or by the pedestrian footbridge across the railway at Eastern Green.

    Eastern Green is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

    No lifeguard service.


  • Penzance Promenade Beach



    This beach can be accessed from Penzance Promenade and extends to the Lariggan River near Newlyn.

    It has a dog ban during the main season and is dog friendly between October 1st and Easter.

    No lifeguard service.


  • Wherrytown Beach



    This beach extends from the Larrigan River to Newlyn.
    It is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

    No lifeguard service.


Penzance Beaches on the map

Penzance Tide Times



Penzance (Mounts Bay) Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Crooklets, Bude including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.




Perranuthnoe

Perranuthnoe beach is a large beach about a half mile in length with a combination of sand and pebbles, mostly sand at low tide.



Known as Perran Sands but not to be confused with the beach of the same name at Perranporth.

Perranuthnoe beach is easily accessible from the adjacent car park.

The beach is good for swimming and surfing.

Facilities include car park, toilets, shop and cafe.

There is a dog ban from Easter to October between the hours of 8am and 7pm and outside these hours and between Ocober 1st and Easter, the beach is dog friendly.

Perranuthnoe Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Perranuthnoe beach including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.

Perranuthnoe beach on the map



Porth Chapel

Porth Chapel beach is small and sandy in a very picturesque setting between the headlands of Carn Barges and Pedn-men-an-Mere


There is no lifeguard service but rescue equipment is available.

Parking is available in a field near St Levan Church.

The nearest facilities are at Porthcurno.

There is a dog ban on the beach from Easter to October 1st between the hours of 8am and 7pm. Outside these hours and from October 1st to Easter the beach is dog friendly.



Porthcurno

Porthcurno's beach of golden white sand set against spectacular cliffs is popular with both residents and tourists.


Good for surfing when the weather conditions are suitable. Porthcurno beach is quite steeply shelving and provides good swimming for experienced swimmers. Facilities include large car park close to the beach, toilets and cafe.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Porthcurno beach from mid May to around 20th September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Porthcurno beach has a dog ban between Easter and 1st October and is dog friendly between October and Easter.

Percella Cove

A small beach of golden white sand which can be accessed from Porthcurno Beach at low tide.


Pedn Vounder Beach

Accessed via the coast path, this small secluded beach is east of Porthcurno, at the foot of Treryn Dinas cliff. The path is quite steep. Pednvounder beach has no facilities or lifeguard service. It is also known as Treen Beach.



Porthgwarra

Porthgwarra beach is small stony beach at high water and at low tide the beach is narrow and sandy with rock pools.


It is suitable for swimming but take care and only swim within the cove.

Facilities include car parking, toilets, telephone and a small shop.

No lifeguard service but rescue equipment is available.

The beach has a seasonal dog ban from Easter Day to 30th September between 8am and 7pm. Outside these hours and from October 1st to Easter the beach is dog friendly.



Praa Sands

Praa Sands beach is mostly sandy and a mile in length.


The western end of the beach is more sandy and close to the facilities.
At the eastern end there are many rock pools to explore.

Facilities include car parking, toilets, shops and cafes.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Praa Sands at Easter and then from
the beginning of May to the end of September.
For more information about the lifeguard service -
RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01872 572413 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

There is a seasonal dog ban on the beach between Easter Day and the 1st October from 7am to 7pm.

Surfing at Praa Sands is very popular.

Praa Sands Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Praa Sands including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



Prussia Cove

Prussia Cove consists of four small rocky coves - Bessy's Cove, Piskies Cove, Coule's Cove and King's Cove.



Piskies Cove has two small sandy beaches which disappear at high tide.

Bessy's Cove is the closest to the car park and is named after a former local landlord, who was fond of smuggled brandy.

King's Cove is near the Enys. This beach has no public access.

Coule's Cove is the easternmost beach.

No facilities except a small car parking area in a field. There are no beaches at high tide.

No lifeguard service.

Prussia Cove is dog friendly with dogs allowed at any time of year.



Sennen

Whitesand Bay has two fine beaches, one at at Sennen Cove and the other slightly to the north of the cove at Gwenver.


Both are excellent for swimming and surfing and Whitesand Bay is also frequented by wind surfers.

Sennen Cove beach is very easy to access and there are car parks at each end of the cove.

Facilities include toilets, shops and cafes.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Sennen beach from Easter to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

Sennen Cove beach has a dog ban between the 1st May and the 30th September between 8am and 7pm and is dog friendly outside these times and between October and the end of April.

Gwenver beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

Gwenver Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Gwenver including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.






Sennen Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Sennen including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.



St Ives

  • Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor is St Ives surfing beach, a large, sheltered sandy beach, popular with families and surfers. Blue Flag award.

    Porthmeor has all the facilities you need with the town of St Ives directly behind the beach. St Ives has several large car parks but these can get very busy so you may wish to park outside the town and travel in by train.

    Porthmeor Beach is very good for surfing and bodyboarding with Atlantic waves breaking on the beach.

    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Porthmeor beach at Easter and then from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

    Porthmeor beach has a seasonal dog ban from the first Sunday before Easter to 30th September and is dog friendly outside these times.

    Porthmeor Surf Report
    Surfing conditions at Porthmeor, St Ives, including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.


  • Porthgwidden Beach

    Porthgwidden Beach is a favourite with families. Lying just to the east of the Island, this beach of fine golden sand is the smallest of St Ives main beaches. It is easy to walk between Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches by walking over the Island.

    Porthgwidden beach has a dog ban between Easter and 1st October from 8am - 7pm and is dog friendly outside these hours and between October and Easter.


  • Porthminster Beach

    A large sandy beach of fine golden sand, ideal for families. Porthminster is sheltered between Porthminster Point and Pedn Olva. This is the closest beach to St Ives train and bus stations so it can get quite crowded during the summer.

    Blue Flag award.

    RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Porthminster beach from mid May to around the 20th of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01736 753567 or email lifeguards@rnli.org.uk

    Porthminster beach has a dog ban from first Sunday before Easter to 30th September and is dog friendly between October and Easter.


  • St Ives Harbour Beach or Town Beach

    A small beach of golden sand in the heart of St Ives, sheltered by the harbour wall, Smeaton's Pier. Due to its easy access it can become quite busy in the summer.

    All the facilities you need are very closeby including toilets, shops and cafes.

    St Ives Harbour beach has a dog ban from the first Sunday before Easter to 30th September 8am - 7pm and is dog friendly outside these times.



    A small, sheltered, sandy beach located between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach. The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine are closeby. Bamaluz can often be quiet as it is not as well known as St Ives' other beaches.

    Facilities are all nearby in St Ives town centre.

    There is no lifeguard service.

    Bamaluz beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

    During certain weather conditions, Bamaluz can be excellent for surfing. The Breakwater works best with a large northerly swell.

    The Breakwater Surf Report
    Surfing conditions at The Breakwater, St Ives, including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.




  • Lambeth Walk Beach

    A small beach located between Harbour Beach and Porthminster Beach. There is no lifeguard service.

    Lambeth Walk beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.


  • Clodgy Point Beach

    A walk along the coastal footpath onto the Land' End peninsula, towards the west, will bring you to this stony beach.

    Clodgy Point beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.


  • Hor Point Beach

    A walk along the coast from St Ives, past Clodgy Point and towards the Land's End brings you to this small stony beach.

    Hor Point beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.








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