Penzance Beaches

Wherrytown Beach

Wherrytown is a large pebble beach between Penzance and Newlyn. The beach is backed by Newlyn Green and the Newlyn Art Gallery to one side and a playpark, bowling green and basketball court to the other. The wide promenade also runs along the length of the beach.

Parking: Car park at Wherrytown next to beach.
Toilets: Public toilets in Penzance town.
Facilities: Cafés and other amenities along promenade towards Penzance and in Newlyn.
Safety: No lifeguard cover
Dogs: Dogs allowed all year.

Eastern Green Beach

Eastern Green is the closest beach to Penzance, accessed via a concrete footpath from the bus station. The sheltered sand and shingle beach follows the curve of Mount's Bay to Long Rock.

Parking: Car park within 5 minutes’ walk.
Toilets: Public toilets in Penzance town.
Facilities: Cafes, restaurants and a range of other amenities in Penzance.
Safety: No lifeguard cover.
Dogs: Dogs allowed all year.

Longrock Beach

Longrock beach lies between Penzance and Marazion stretching around Mount’s Bay. Favoured by locals as it is one of the most easily accessible stretches of sandy beach from the town.

Parking: Parking available in Longrock village and right by the beach.
Toilets: Public toilets nearby in Penzance or Marazion.
Facilities: 5 minutes’ walk away from Longrock village which has a shop and two pubs.
Safety: No lifeguard cover. 
Dogs: Dogs are allowed all year round between Long Rock level crossing to Penzance Harbour,

Marazion Beach

Marazion is a mile-long sandy beach which is ideal for families with lifeguards patrolling through the summer, the convenience of the nearby town and a good children’s playground located on the green behind.

At low tide access to St Michael’s Mount is by way of a granite causeway, once walked by pilgrims. Whilst at high tide a gentle boat ride take visitors to the historic castle on the island.

Parking: There are a number of car parks on the beach front to the west of the town.
Toilets: Public toilets nearby in Marazion.
Facilities: Marazion town has a number of ships and facilities including cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Safety: Lifeguard service during summer months.
Dogs: Seasonal dog ban between Easter to end of September.