Tregardock does not feel like it is located on one of the most popular stretches of coast in Cornwall. Situated about halfway between Tintagel and Port Isaac Tregardock is often empty. The reason is it is quite difficult to get to; located at the end of a long footpath there is a bit of a climb down the rocks onto the beach making it inaccessible to many. Parking is fairly restricted to, with no car park ans only space for around 10 or so cars.
The beach itself is non existent at high tide but as the tide drops away it reveals a fine stretch of sand with a near shore littered with rocks. What starts off as a series of small coves becomes one long sandy stretch at low tide. The cliffs behind the beach are fairly impressive too, sheer and high they are punctuated with caves and overhangs. At the northern end of the beach there is a shallow cave with a waterfall cascading down the cliffs in front.
There are plenty of rockpools and an abundance of mussels cover the rocks. With so much to explore it is worth keeping an eye on the incoming tide to make sure you don't get cut off.
Type of beach
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October
OS grid ref.
SX 0415 8404
There are limited parking spaces along the roadside near the farm at Treligga