Gwenver Beach

Gwenver's name is derived from Gwynevere of Authurian legend and it does have a beauty about it. Situated at the base of a grassy cliff the beach is just about secluded and in-accessible enough to not get really crowded.

The beach itself is sandy and around 150 metres long. At high tide the beach slopes steeply into the sea and can be dangerous, at low tide Gwenver joins up with Sennen beach

On a clear day the Scilly Isles can be easily made out from the beach as can the nearby Brisons rocks 1 mile off the coast of Cape Cornwall.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service

Full time lifguard service from 10am - 6pm during summer (19 May-30 September)

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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TR19 6JB

OS grid ref.

SW 3612 2802


There is a car park open in summer at the top off the cliff costing around £1.50.
It's a fair 10-15 mins hike down a well trodden path from here.

Gwenver Beach Reviews

Dog friendly and stunning

Aug 23rd 2021

Fantastic beach and dog friendly all year round. Great for surf and enough room to spread out a bit

Great beach and walks

Jun 21st 2021

Limited parking but it’s a great beach for rockpools and coastal path walks with some nice coastline if you head north around the bay.

Wild and beautiful

Aug 20th 2019

Love this beach, it’s secluded and wild and totally unspoilt

Hidden Gem

Jul 01st 2019

Fantastic surf spot, secluded beach, so stays relatively quiet. Big climb down stairs to get to the beach (so not great for those with disabilities, buggies or hard to carry items) but great of you’re travelling light or just want to surf.


Ian Cuthbert
Jun 02nd 2019

Amazing views around the bay, great for swimming, interesting rocky areas and flora around too. Lots of space for playing. Quieter than Sennen Cove.