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The Strangles Beach  



The Strangles is a sand and shingle beach between Boscastle and Crackington Haven that is reached via a public footpath crossing the Southwest Coast Path. The Strangles gets its name due to the treacherous currents and jagged rocks that have wrecked many ships trying to navigate the rocky coastline of North Cornwall. This part of the North Cornwall coast is known as high cliffs. Nearby is the highest cliff in Cornwall called High Cliff and stands at just over 700 feet (200 meters). This gives you some idea of the spectacular scenery both on the walk down and from the beach itself including a rock arch and the cliffs are covered with gorse and heather flowers in early autumn.

There are actually two beaches. In Summer, Little Strand - the small beach around to the right (accessible only at low tide) is popular with Naturists. This is not a safe beach for bathing unless the sea is completely calm without much surf or for surfing.

Marshland Mouth Beach, unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Crackington Haven Beach (1.1m)


Millook Haven Beach (4.9m)


Benoath Cove (5.7m)


Bossiney Beach (5.8m)


Widemouth Bay Beach (6.2m)


Tintagel Beach (6.8m)


Trebarwith Strand Beach (7.9m)


Summerleaze Beach (8.0m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities
Sand and shingle Small National Trust Car park next to the main road, opposite the foot path leading down to the beach.
Lifeguard Service Facilities
None None
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.


OS Grid Reference - SS 13130 95557

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 213130 : 095557

Postcode (nearest) EX23 0LQ

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SS131955

Latitude : Longitude : 50.729502 : -4.6492338



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