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Whipsiderry beach, Cornwall

Whipsiderry Beach is one of Newquay's lesser known beaches on the north coast of Cornwall. It lies just north west of Trevelgue Head and Porth Beach and is bounded to the east by Zacry's Islands.

Recently voted one of the top 20 of 'Best Beaches in Europe' according to the Sunday Times, the north west facing beach consists of golden sand and is seldom busy due to difficult access down quite steep steps.

The beach opens out to the east at low tide, stretching to Watergate Bay about half a mile to the north west. The cliffs undulate forming a number of coves such as Fruitful Cove which lies sheltered by Zacry's Island. There is also a large cave here known locally as Cathedral Cavern. At high tide, Whipsiderry is largely covered and care should be taken not to get stranded by the tide.

There are no facilities at Whipsiderry, with the nearest toilets at Porth just a few hundred metres away. There is also no car parking at Whipsiderry Beach. It is suggested to park at Porth and walk from there.

Dogs are allowed on Whipsiderry all year round.

There are fine walks along the South West Coast Path, south west to Newquay and Crantock or northeast to Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth.


 Flora and Fauna

 Dogs permitted

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

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 Watergate Bay, Newquay, Holywell Bay and St Columb Major.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:




arrowSt Columb Major



Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWatergate Bay

	arrowSt Columb Major




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Newquay, Perranporth, Padstow and St Austell.

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