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: Allowed all year. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.

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: Allowed all year. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.

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: There is a small privately owned car park, reached along a narrow single track road, which is usually full by mid morning in the school holidays.
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: Allowed all year between Long Rock level crossing to Penzance Harbour. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.

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: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1st July to 31st August (10am to 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.

Prussia Cove

Prussia Cove is a pebbly beach in a secluded cove that really feels like you're away from it all. It's ideal for a windy walk in the winter collecting driftwood. It played a starring role in the film Ladies in Lavendar starring Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

There is surf here in the right conditions but it's better elsewhere.

Parking: There are a number of car parks on the beach front to the west of the town.
Toilets: None
Facilities: None
Safety. No Lifeguards
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on this beach all year round

We would always advise checking the above information before you arrive.