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Trebarwith Strand Beach  



Trebarwith Strand is a popular family beach known for its fine golden sands, located between the villages of Port Isaac and Tintagel. Located at the bottom of a deep valley, with Gull Rock, lying just of the beach providing an interesting focal point to the views. An imposing cliff stack, that provides a home to many local sea birds lying just over 600m from the shore.
Trebarwith Strand Beach, is easily accessible from the parking area via a short walk down the hill. The beach has a reasonably large area of sand and rocks at low tide. At high water the sands are completely covered by the incoming tide. But as the tide recedes, a superb all round beach is revealed, that offers good swimming and surfing with plenty of rock pools and small alcoves to explore along the cliff edge.
The beach at Trebarwith Strand is a collection of smaller beaches and coves, that become one at low tide to create a mile long golden sand beach.
Just below the cliff edge car park of the Port William Inn, is mainly a rocky platform, with some sand at the the lowest point of the tide. This stretch of beach is not as safe due to the rocks and the strong currents, but is popular with local surfers.
The main section of the beach is a large sandy expanse. At low tide, the majority of the main beach is flat and sandy, with rocks and rock pools along the Eastern edges as you move around towards Tintagel.
Below the old Cliff face quarry workings (and the remains of a 19th century water powered copper mine), is Lill Cove. The Cove is accessible from the main beach at low tide, but the sea blocks this route at high tide. As an alternative, there is a small footpath up from Lill Cove to the coastal path.


Vean Hole is a small beach at the Eastern edge the Cove accessible as the tide recedes. Beyond this is Hole Beach. The beach is only accessible at low tide but it is a popular fishing spot. Underwater safaris and snorkelling are also popular at this beach.

Trebarwith Strand Beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Tintagel Beach (1.0m)


Tregardock Beach (1.2m)


Bossiney Beach (2.1m)


Benoath Beach (2.2m)


Port Gaverne Beach (4.5m)


Port Isaac Beach (4.8m)


Port Quin Beach (6.5m)


Lundy Bay (7.5m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sand and shingle

Small car park above the beach

Lifeguard Service Facilities
RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October Car park above the beach, shops, cafes and toilets
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.

Down hill slope from car park. Toilets

OS Grid Reference - SX 04922 86414

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 204922 : 086414

Postcode (nearest) PL34 0HB

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SX049864

Latitude : Longitude : 50.644678 : -4.7605669



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