Cornwall

Sennen Beach, near Land's End

As you wind your way down the steep road into Sennen you’ll be met by the most incredible sandy expanse and the wild westerly waves of this remote spot. Lined with shops and places to eat, with a car park at either end, this is an easily accessible beach and makes for a great day out when in west Penwith.

Surfing is definitely the name of the game here; its unique location means the waves are fantastic for professionals as well as beginners. There’s a surf school too if you want to take some lessons. The beach is also fabulous for swimming – just stay within the flagged areas which move with the tide.

The sandy beach, which is backed by dunes and wild grasses, is a great spot to set up for the day whilst the winds make it a good spot for kites. However Sennen is protected from the worst of the Atlantic gales by a promontory called Pedn-me-du, which is a popular spot for climbers.

Sennen is also home to a lifeboat station, which was established over 150 years ago. In the summer it’s open for visitors and well worth a look.

If you haven’t taken a picnic with you, there’s a good choice of places to eat, from the venerable Old Success Inn to various tea shops, to the rather hip Ben Tunnicliffe at Sennen Cove, a fab eaterie with incredible views.

Dogs are welcome on the beach except between Easter Sunday and the 30th September when the seasonal dog ban is in place.

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