The Beach Guide

Pedn Vounder Beach

  • Pedn Vounder beach
  • Pedn Vounder
  • Pedn Vounder beach from the air

One of Cornwall's lovliest beaches, set among the stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas with crystal clear turquoise water and a beautiful white sand beach. The name Pedn Vounder translates from the Cornish 'pedn', meaning head or end and 'vounder', meaning lane - so, 'end of lane', which could be used to describe most beaches! 'Pedn' is pronounced 'pednee' and this is how locals generally refer to the beach.

Pedn Vounder is located at the eastern end of the bay that makes up Porthcurno cove and on a spring low tide one can walk to Pedn Vounder from neighbouring Porthcurno beach. However, be warned, as the tide comes in you will not only find yourself cut off but facing a climb up the steep cliff "path".

The headland to the east of the beach is the location of the famous Logan Rock, a rectangular block of granite which weighs about 70 tons, and which can be rocked back and forth by one person.

Over recent years the beach here has ceased to be the secret spot it once was. Having become something of a poster child for Cornwall's most stunning beaches it has featured in national newspapers and is now well and truly on the tourist bucket list. In addition the beach here also featured in the recent TV adaptation of Poldark where it was used in a dream sequence of "Nampara Cove".

Pedn Vounder is an unofficial naturist beach.

Also known as:

Pednvounder

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Postcode

TR19 6LF

OS grid ref.

SW 3944 2230

Parking

There is a car park about 10 minutes walk away in the village of Treen. Otherwise wyou can walk over from one of the Porthcurno car parks.