Thought to get its name from Guinevere, wife of the legendary Cornish King Arthur, the beach is located at the base of steep granite cliffs and accessed by a testing path from above. This means that the beach is never too crowded.
Providing some of the best surfing conditions in Cornwall, Gwynver attracts experienced locals with its ever present large waves. Life guards provide cover during the summer months and their advice should also be sought before going in the water. Located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the beach itself is sandy and around 150 metres long, at low tide it joining up with its neighbouring beach at Sennen. The right hand side of the beach is dominated by the rocky headland of Aire Point, through which passes the South West Coast Path heading towards Cape Cornwall and providing spectacular views from the cliffs, and on fine days the Isles of Scilly.
Lifeguard cover from the 15th of May until the 26th of September (2021).
Parking: Car park above the beach or in Sennen