Imagine white sands, turquoise waters, historic cottages, art galleries, seaside accommodation and friendly pubs.
Sennen Cove is of the most stunning areas of south Cornwall that you cannot miss. The friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed day at the beach in one of the UK’s most breathtaking locations.
As you head down the hill from Sennen you will see the golden sandy beach stretching out with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. You will find top flight surfing conditions here, but also safe bathing within the lifeguard flag area.
The Pedn-men-du, a promontory at the southern end of the bay protects the cove from the westerly Atlantic gales, From here at the lookout point, views are spectacular, whilst below you the granite cliffs are a popular haunt for climbers.
The small harbour with its lifeboat station and art galleries is great for those times when you fancy a break from the beach.
Lifeguard cover from Easter until the end of October.
By order of the council, dogs are banned on the beach at Sennen from the 15th May – 30th September from 10am – 6pm (2021). Dogs are however permitted on Gwynver beach at the northern end of the bay.
There are three car parks in the vicinity of the beach at Sennen. The closest is the car park directly adjacent to the beach (please see adjacent charges). At the top of the hill is a large field that acts as an over flow for the beach-side car park during busy periods. This is about a five minute walk up the hill. Be advised that the beach-side car park may fill by 10am during peak holiday times. At the western end of the cove, beyond the lifeboat station is another smaller car park operated by the Sennen Cove harbour commissioners.
The car parks are patrolled by Armtrac security services and parking enforcement notices are in use.