Battery Rocks Beach

Like the neighbouring Promenade beach, Battery Rocks beach only exists on lower tides. Sitting between the historic South Pier and art deco Jubilee Pool this little stretch of sand and shingle is often overlooked. In fact it is empty more often than not. 

The only reason a lot of people know about it at all is that it was under threat from the Penzance Harbour regeneration plan a few years back.

As the name suggests the beach is just around the corner from Battery Rocks which are rock pool paradise. This is also a great spot for snorkelling when the tide is in.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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OS grid ref.

SW 4769 2993


Whilst the beach itself has no amenities it is right next to the Jubilee Pool which has a cafe. There are also toilets just over the wall in the harbour and pubs and more cafes on Quay Street / the Barbican


There are several parking spaces along the roadside by the adjacent Jubilee Pool as well as a pay and display car park across the road next to St Anthony's Gardens

Battery Rocks Beach Reviews

Chris L
Jul 16th 2020

Having lived in Penzance I realised I’d never been on this beach until yesterday. Was out with the kids snorkelling off Battery Rocks and decided to head in this way for a change.

Spent a few minutes sitting on the beach in the sun. It’s actually a really nice spot with great views out over the bay on a calm day.

Glad this didn’t get destroyed by the harbour developments they were talking about a few years back…