The Beach Guide

Sennen Cove (Whitesands Bay)

Sennen Cove - Cornwall

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Sennen Cove is the nearest village to Land's End. An excellent sandy beach extends for a mile, becoming wilder and more dangerous at the northern end. Very popular with surfers and families. Facilities include a pub, cafes, a surf shop, two surf schools and a large car park. Big enough to never feel overcrowded.

Also known as:

Whitesands Bay

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned during the summer months.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pier

    Nearest town



    TR19 7DG

    OS grid ref.

    SW 3558 2638

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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