Gwenver Beach

The northern end of Sennen's sands is the prettiest, a 150m curve of soft yellow sand. It's joined with the main beach at low tide, but it's a bit more difficult to access at high tide, as you have to hike up and down via the coast path. As such it's usually more peaceful. There's a seasonal car park at the top of the beach (£1.50).

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