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Beaches

Gwenver

Luckily, Myn Tea is situated about 10 minutes walk from one of the most stunning beaches in Cornwall Ė Gwenver.

Itís a dog friendly beach thatís situated at the base of a grassy cliff the beach is just about secluded and in-accessible enough to not get really crowded. The beach itself is sandy and around 150 metres long, and the sun shining off the sea gives it a really stunning azure colour. At high tide the beach slopes steeply into the sea and can sometimes be dangerous (look out for the lifeguard flags which indicate whether itís safe to swim), and at low tide Gwenver joins up Sennen Beach. On a clear day the Scilly Isles can be easily made out from the beach as can the nearby Brisons rocks 1 mile off the coast of Cape Cornwall.

Sennen Beach

Also known as Whitesands Bay, Sennen can get pretty busy in the summer, and this is a beach you can drive down to. With cafes, pubs, fish and chip shop, galleries and the opportunity to have surfing lessons, this is a great place for the whole family to spend the day.

Porthcurno

About 3 miles from Tregiffian, this is an absolutely stunning beach (owned by the National Trust) that is a relatively easy walk from the car park, and it also has lifeguard cover in the Summer. Thereís a cafť near the car park, and for the more technically minded, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is worth a look.

And not to be missed is the Minack Theatre, which is situated on the cliffs at the western end of Porthcurno Beach.

Nanjizal

Due to it's relative inaccessibility, Nanjizel has remained more or less untouched and never gets busy. Most of the people you will see here are walkers doing the coast path.

Situated at the end of a short, shallow valley, the beach is a pretty boulder strewn cove with

unusually clear water. The beach used to be much more sandy but after storms around 20 years ago much of it was washed away - it does, however, appear to be coming back. There are an abundance of caves and interesting rock formations for those not content with taking in the view.

Nanjizel is also a good spot for seal watching, particularly round the corner at Zawn Reeth.