Also known as Gwenver, Gwynver beach lies just to the north east of the main Sennen Cove beach otherwise known as Whitesand Bay. Pronounced locally as 'Gwenvur' this west facing beach catches the Atlantic swells and consequently is a firm favourite with surfers and also with ramblers walking the South West Coast Path.
The beach is not recommended for swimming as rip currents run offshore north towards Aire Point. Bathing is possible within the allocated area (red/yellow flags) when advised by the lifeguards. Surfing should only be undertaken when the lifeguards are on duty, in the designated area, and again only when advised it is safe to do so.
Slightly more windswept and rocky than its neighbour, Gwynver beach is accessed down a long fenced path and is backed by rounded granite boulders. The remainder of the beach consists of pale golden sand at low tide and is definitely worth a visit.
RNLI lifeguards patrol the beach from May to September. The lifeguards are based at facilities to the south of the beach access point. Useful information is also posted on the RNLI notice board which is located on the path down to the beach.
There is safety equipment based at the back of the beach but no other facilities. The nearest toilets are a mile away along the coast path in Sennen Cove
Dogs are permitted on Gwynver beach all year round.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✔ Rescue equipment
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End
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