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Place Category: Beaches
Whitsand Bay runs for 3 miles from Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west. We have listed the beaches separately: Portwrinkle & Finnygook Beach, Long Sands (Tregantle Cliff) Beach, Sharrow Point (Grotto Beach) Beach, Freathy Beach and Tregonhawke Beach
The South West Coast Path runs the length of the bay. A UK Ministry of Defence firing range exists between Fort Tregantle at the western end of the bay and Trethill Cliffs near Portwrinkle and this area is closed during firing range operations.
Popular surfing and diving location.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Whitsand Bay Beach.
Whitsand Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 18°C on Friday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->1851% 74% 5 mph
5:15 am 9:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
13->173% 74% 8 mph
5:14 am 9:17 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
13->178% 67% 3 mph
5:13 am 9:19 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
12->1817% 67% 6 mph
5:12 am 9:20 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
12->1813% 66% 4 mph
5:12 am 9:21 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Saturday, Jun 3rd
9->1714% 25% 11 mph
5:11 am 9:22 pmDrizzle until evening.Sunday, Jun 4th
8->1747% 21% 13 mph
5:10 am 9:23 pmLight rain until afternoon.Monday, Jun 5th
9->1659% 72% 11 mph
5:10 am 9:23 pm
Whitsand Bay Beach Tide Times
Whitsand Bay Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area