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Whitesand Bay, Cornwall


  • Located in Carn Towan, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Whitesand Bay is located in the south west corner of England near Land's End. In the right conditions, when the sun is out and the air is clean, Whitesand Bay is one of the most spectacular places to be in the UK. At low tide, blond sand arcs from Sennen Cove Harbour in the south to Aire Point in the north. The southern section of sand is Sennen Cove Beach. The northern section is Gwenver Beach. These beaches regularly feature in the national press. We've been privileged enough to photograph this area when it's looked like something in the Caribbean
  • The bay is popular with surfers. If you're looking to learn how to surf or to improve your skills then book a lesson at one of the area's surf schools. If you're looking for something a little more sedantry, spend time on the beach before grabbing lunch or supper at Sennen Cove The Old Success Inn or The Beach Restaurant. Both are at the southern end of Whitesand Bay in Sennen Cove
  • The South West Coast Path runs behind the beach. To the north, the coastal path continues to Cape Cornwall. Follow it south and you'll come to Land's End
  • Access to Whitesand Bay is via the A30 that runs to Land's End. There's a large car park on the cliffs abobve the beach. Paths lead down to the sand. There's a much smaller car park in the coastal village but, in our experience, it's difficult to find a spot in high season
  • As you would expect, the views are amazing. In addition to the colour of the sand and sea, look out for the polished granite cliffs and the pretty fishing boats in Sennen Cove Harbour. The chimney you see to the north is on top of Cape Cornwall. Out at sea is Longships Lighthouse. On a clear day, you'll be able to make out the Isles of Scilly
  • Other bays around The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) include:
  • St Ives Bay
  • Nanjizal or Mill Bay
  • Porthcurno Bay
  • Mount's Bay
  • By James Penman

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Beaches in West Cornwall and The Land's End Peninsula, Cornwall

Located in Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

This is a list of beaches on the coast of West Cornwall. The list covers beaches on the The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). We've left out some of the more inaccessible coves you might see on Google's satel...

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Sennen Cove Beach

Located in Sennen, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Sennen Cove Beach is a blond sand beach at the southern end of Whitesand Bay on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). Sennen Cove Beach is close to Land's End which is the most westerly point of England*. Ren...

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Gwenver Beach

Located in Carn Towan, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Along with Sennen Cove Beach, a cracking sandy beach in Whitesand Bay. The South West Coast Path runs along the hillside behind the beach. Land's End to the south and the Botallack Mine The Crowns Engine Houses (one of m...

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The Commercial Hotel, Penzance
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Star Rating

Approximately 2.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 40 - 70 Per Night

A former coaching inn run by the Woolcock family for over 100 years, the Commercial Hotel is well known locally for its great food and warm Cornish welcome...

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Captain's Cottage
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Star Rating

Approximately 2.7 miles away.

Rates: 419 - 953 Per Week

In the heart of the village a short stroll from its shops pubs and restaurants Captain's Cottage boasts a courtyard patio with small games room and sauna. Attractively furnished and spacious it sits at the roadside a...

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Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure Resort, Penzance
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Star Rating

Approximately 2.8 miles away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: 70 - 90 Per Night

Nestled above the cliff tops in Penzance, boasting panoramic views over the English Channel, this charming hotel provides the ideal base from which to discover Cornwalla s picturesque coastline...

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