Pentreath beach lies on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula just about 600 yards (550m) southeast of the very popular Kynance Cove.
The beach looks inviting but access is very difficult meaning that very few people who see it actually get to visit it. Pentreath Beach is a narrow strip of golden sand with some pebbles and rocks around its edges. It is located due west of Lizard Village.
Please Note: The beach is positively dangerous for swimming due to strong currents offshore.
There is no safety equipment or lifeguard cover and its access deters most visitors however inquisitive they may be. There are no facilities here at all.
The excellent Henry's Campsite lies nearby and the area is a good base from which to explore Lizard Point, Kynance Cove and Cadgwith as well as the rest of the Lizard Peninsula and South West Cornwall.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: