Gwenver Beach

Gwenver Beach near Lands End, Cornwall

Gwenver Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach near Sennen in the far west of Cornwall. It sits in a relatively secluded spot at the foot of Trevedra cliff in Whitesand Bay. It is normally significantly quieter than its neighbour, Sennen Cove, with which beach Gwenver links at low tides. At high tides the steep slope of Gwenver beach into the sea can make it dangerous.


Beach at Gwenver, CornwallGwenver sits in the West Penwith designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast Path, which stretches the length of Cornwall’s coastline, provides great walking opportunities for experienced walkers and links Gwenver to other Penwith beaches, including those at Nanjizal and Porth Nanven Cove.

Holiday cottages in Lands End and Sennen Cove offer self catering holiday accommodation near Gwenver. Other towns and villages in West Cornwall also offering holiday cottage accommodation include Penzance (approximately 8 miles from Gwenver by road) and St Ives (16 miles).

A small car park is situated on the cliffs above the beach, from which access to the beach is difficult. Facilities include toilets only. Surfing conditions are suitable for experienced surfers only. Lifeguards patrol the beach in the summer only. Gwenver is a dog-friendly beach.

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