Trebarwith Strand

TREBARWITH STRAND

Trebarwith Strand is a popular family beach known for its fine golden sands, located on the North Cornwall coast - between the ever popular villages of Port Isaac and Tintagel. Located at the very bottom of a deep valley, with many attractive views along the Heritage Coastline - with Gull Rock, lying just of the beach providing an interesting focal point to the views.

Trebarwith Strand Beach, is accessed via a short walk down hill from the car park. At low tide the beach offers a large area of sand and rocks, that is ideal for bathing and surfing with plenty of rock pools and small alcoves to explore. At high water the sands are completely covered by the incoming tide.

HISTORY

The name Trebarwith really belongs to the village on the higher ground to the south of the valley which is the most southerly part of Tintagel parish. The road along the valley from Penpethy to the Strand was originally built to allow the collection of sand for agricultural purposes: there are several disused slate quarries on either side of the road.

Lying in the bay, just off of the beach, is Gull Rock - an imposing cliff stack, reminiscent of a dogs head, that provides a home to many local sea birds. The picturesque setting of Trebarwith Strand with with its vast cliffs, dark caves, fine golden sand and Gull rock, makes the area popular as a TV and Movie location.

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