Kennack Sands Beach

Kennack Sands, near the village of Kuggar on the Lizard Peninsula, is one of the largest and most beautiful of the beaches on the prominent headland, comprising of two sandy beaches divided by the small hill of Carn Kennack and a shore rock feature called Caerverracks.

There's a carpark and a couple of cafe's at the eastern end of the beach.

During the summer months basking sharks can be seen close to the shoreline of this beautiful beach that is part of the Lizard National Nature Reserve. Recognised for its geological features it’s the only beach in Cornwall to obtain ‘nature reserve’ status due to its extraordinary geology, including exposures of gneiss in the cliffs, red serpentine pebbles, and other stones not found anywhere else in the UK.

Well known amongst the surfing fraternity, Kennack Sands has a big tidal range due to its shallow angle and regularly throws up 4 to 5 foot waves.

Lifeguard cover from May to September (2023).

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except during July and August (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2023).

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    Kennack Sands Beach The Lizard Cornwall TR12 7LT

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