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Whitsand Bay & the Rame Peninsula

Whitsand Bay & the Rame Peninsula

Long sandy beaches at bottom of high sloping cliffs. Best place for surfing in the area but rip currents can make it dangerous for swimming. Life Guards stationed at Freathy during summer season.

Discover Cornwall’s wild, ‘forgotten corner’

Often referred to as the ‘forgotten corner’ of Cornwall this peninsula, bordered by water on three sides, is well worth a detour and, once you discover it, most likely a stay. And one of the main reasons is Whitsand Bay, the stretch of stunning beaches along its southern coast interconnected at low tide and stranded at high. Golden fine sands, rugged rocky outcrops and gentle rolling hills are a mecca for surfers, walkers, party people and families all year round. Access to many parts of the beach can involve steep climbs down, but it’s worth it. On a fine day, the views are stunning and the sunsets are something to savour.

However, you must, must beware of two things SEVERE RIP TIDES and getting cut off at high tide. Locals and tourists alike get caught out every year. So, it’s a very busy area for lifeguards and it’s worth knowing where they are on this stretch of beaches:

Lifeguard service (dates are for guidance only and subject to change, please check)

Tregonhawke: April 29th – 25th September
Freathy: 2nd July – 4th September
Sharrow: April 29th – 25th September
Tregantle: 29th April – 25th September

  • Limited parking at Sharow, Freathy and Tregantle
  • Public Toilets at Tregonhawke
  • Cafes at Freathy and Tregonhawke
  • Dogs allowed on beach all year




Whitsand Bay



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