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Whipsiderry Beach  



Whipsiderry Beach is a beautiful, quiet, little-known cove, with sheltering cliff just to the North of Newquay, between Watergate Bay and Porth Beach. Although there are steep steps down to the beach, it is worth visiting at low tide. There are plenty of rock pools and caves to explore, and plenty of soft dry sand at low tide.


The caves on Whipsiderry beach are fantastic, and well worth exploring. There is The Cathedral Cavern which has a large pillar, a pool of water and several tunnels leading off from it, white marble is supposed to have been quarried here in times past. One of the finest caves is the great Banqueting Hall. Other caves in the vicinity of Whipsiderry named the Boulder Cavern and the Fern Cavern.


There is a large rock in the middle of Whipsiderry Beach, this is known as Black Humphrey Rock. Legend has it that a famous smuggler by the name of Black Humphrey used to hide here. The rock is called by various names including Florey Island.


Whipsiderry 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


Porth Beach (0.2m)


Lusty Glaze (0.7m)


Great Western Beach (1.1m)


Tolcarne Beach (1.2m)


Watergate Bay (1.2m)


Towan Beach (1.7m)


Newquay Harbour (1.9m)


Fistral Beach (2.1m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sandy with rocky outcrops

Porth Beach just along the coast.

Lifeguard Service Facilities



Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.


OS Grid Reference - SW 83105 63160

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 183105 : 063160

Postcode (nearest) TR7 3NT

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW831631

Latitude : Longitude : 50.428137 : -5.0551593



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