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Pentreath beach, Cornwall

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

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lizard, Cadgwith, Gunwalloe and Coverack.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Lizard Peninsula, Mullion, Helston and Penzance.

Nearby Attractions




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