Sennen Cove Beach

    Just north of Land's End, Sennen Cove offers a large sandy beach, good for both lazing around or catching a wave..

    Sennen Cove
    Sennen Beach

    A Family Favourite

    Sennen Cove offers everything you need for a beach holiday, sand, sea and surf! On top of that there are a range of shops, galleries, cafe's and the Old Success pub to serve your needs.

    The South West Coast Path offers access north to Gwinver Beach, a favourite with surfers and those seeking a quieter spot.

    The Pedn-men-du, a promontory at the southern end of the bay protects the cove from the westerly Atlantic gales, From here at the lookout point, views are spectacular, whilst below you the granite cliffs are a popular haunt for climbers.

    By order of the council, dogs are banned on the beach at Sennen from the 15th May – 30th September from 10am – 6pm (2023)

    Surf's Up!

    Head down the hill from Sennen village and it’s not long before your view is full of sea and sunshine. Some days huge blue rollers head towards the shore making Sennen Cornwall’s most westerly surf hotspot, other days the tides out and the wide golden sands provide plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.

    The top rated surfing conditions are watched over by lifeguards who also frequently move the flags to follow tidal movements, showing others where it is safe to bathe.

    Lifeguard cover from Easter until the end of October (2023)

    Beach Prestige

    Sennen Cove Beach was the winner of a Seaside Award in 2024, which celebrates the commitment to environment, water quality, and safety of the beach.

    Plan your trip

    Everything you need to know about getting to Sennen Cove Beach.

    • Sennen Cove Beach, Sennen, St Just, Cornwall, TR19 7DG

    • There are two car parks at the bottom of the hill, one just behind the beach and one at the far end of the cove beyond the lifeboat station. A large field carpark can be found at the top of the hill before you drop down into Sennen Cove.

    • The Land's End Coaster is an open-top scenic bus travelling all around West Cornwall from St Ives to Penzance via Land's End. It stops in Sennen Cove on its journey between St Just and Land's End, and vice-versa.

      The service runs all year round (2023)


    Everything else you might need to know about Sennen Cove Beach.

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    • The beach at Sennen Cove is patrolled by RNLI Lifeguards from the 1st of April to the 29th of October, between 10am and 6pm (2023).

      RNLI Lifeguards
    • There is a seasonal dog ban in place on the beach at Sennen Cove from the 15th of May to the 30th of September, between 10am and 6pm. Dogs are welcome at all other times.

    • Though Sennen Cove is more popular as a surfing destination, there can be excellent swimming on days with gentler winds and a smaller swell. Ensure you always swim between the red and yellow flags.

    • No, Whitsand Bay is in south-east Cornwall between Looe and Plymouth, whilst Whitesands Bay is the area running north from Sennen Cove, down near Land's End.

      There is also a Whitesands Bay in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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