Tregonhawke Beach runs east from the Rame View Cafe near Freathy to the western flank of Rame Head at Captain Blake’s Point near Polhawn Cove in the far southeast of Cornwall. At low water, the south west facing beach consists of a mile and a half of golden sand and rocks. The beach lies directly below the Whitsand Bay Battery and Military Road and the area southeast of Ninney Rock is more correctly known as Wiggle Beach.
There is RNLI Lifeguard cover from early May to the end of September.
It is advisable only to swim from this beach if the Lifeguards are on duty due to strong rip currents.
There can be quite good surfing under the right conditions but it is not really a snorkelling beach. Divers are common out in Whitsand Bay however.
There is a cafe at Tregonhawke and a restaurant on the coast road at
Wiggle. The nearest toilets are in Millbrook, about a mile and a half away along with pubs and shops.
Dogs are permitted all year round at Tregonhawke.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✔ Rescue equipment
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 108: Lower Tamar Valley & Plymouth
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.
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: