- by Gordon
Whitsand Bay Beach
A four-mile stretch of sand and rocks. Mostly covered at high tide, southwest facing. The beach stretches from Stretching from Portwrinkle in the west to Rame Head. Cormorants and Kestrels are a common sight and Peregrine Falcons nest in the cliff faces of Rame Head. There are rip currents so swimmers and surfers should take care. You can check the Whitsand Bay Tide Times here. For divers we have information on our Divers guide pages here.
There are rockpools all along the beach that reveal fascinating marine life. The bay is a popular dive site, as the HMS Scylla was sunk here in 2004 to form an artificial reef.
Parking at Whitsand Bay
There is one car park along with limited parking in a lay by at Tregantle. There is another car park at Sharrow bay. Field car parking at Tregonhawke along with fields that are opened only in the summer season.
There is only one toilet available at the Eddystone Cafe Tregonhawke and this is restricted for the use of customers of the cafe only.
All year dog-friendly beach.
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© Photograph of Whitsand Bay Beach with kind permission of Richard Szwejkowski Flckr © Photograph of Whitsand Bay Beach with kind permission of rich_f28 Flckr