The Beach Guide

Longrock Beach

  • Longrock Beach
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  • St Michaels Mount from Longrock
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  • Longrock Beach View
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  • Longrock dog friendly beach
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A safe family beach with sand and pebbles. Favoured with Penzance locals as it is the most easily accessible stretch of sandy beach from town.

Swimming here is particularly safe as it takes a lot of walking to get into even waist deep water.

Longrock is one of the few year-round dog friendly beaches and as such can be a little on the "doggy" side! If this bothers you then head towards the Marazion end of the beach.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Marazion lifeguards keep an eye on the eastern end of the beach during the summer months.

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

dog friendly beaches »

OS grid ref.

SW 4976 3117

Facilities

5 minutes walk away Longrock village has a shop and two pubs.

Parking

Parking available in Longrock village and right by the beach - although this fills up quickly in the summer.

Longrock Beach Reviews

Beach Guide
May 03rd 2019

I've spent a lot of time on Longrock beach over the years. I used to surf here when I was a kid, then I brought me kids here after school and now I come here as a special treat for the dog. I guess not having great expectations of Longrock means I am always pleasantly surprised on the upside! No, the backdrop isn't particularly pretty, but there are great views out to the Mount and across to Penzance. True , the sand here is a little coarse, but when the tide is out it is great for sandcastles and running around on. Would I recommend Longrock? Probably not to most people. But if you have a family and dog and are looking for somewhere to head after work in Penzance you could do a lot, lot worse!