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
Full time lifguard service from 10am - 6pm during summer (19 May-30 September)
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
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 (8)
Wild and beautiful
GypsyAug 20th 2019
Love this beach, it’s secluded and wild and totally unspoilt
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.
BabraAug 22nd 2023
Very Lovely, current was strong
BrummyboyMay 29th 2023
Horrible to get down and up from, really busy and grumpy locals.
NicJul 18th 2022
Worth the climb down and back up! Beautiful unspoilt place, great walks from there around the coastal paths
Dog friendly and stunning
SophieAug 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
TimJun 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.
Ian CuthbertJun 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.