Kennack Sands – Beaches

The beaches at Kennack Sands are a great place for families to visit. The western beach (the one closest to the car park) is the sandier of the two, and is a well-known surfing beach. The shallow incline creates a large tidal range and some good surfing waves.

West beach at Kennack SandsKennack Beach

Walk over small headland (The Caerverracks) to the eastern beach and you will find hummocky dunes to explore. Remember this is a nature reserve, though, so please respect the environment. In the autumn and winter you might spot ponies grazing over the dunes: these help manage the encroaching scrub.

At the foot of the Caerverracks you will find rockpools to explore at low tide.


  • Many of the places on the beach can only be reached at low tide, so please check tide times before you start exploring.
  • Leave the rocky pools as you found them for others to enjoy.
  • Don’t paddle or throw things in them, always put rocks back in the same place, and be gentle with any animals. If you pick them up, return them to the same spot.
  • Don’t be tempted to take any of the beach pebbles away with you.
  • Please take your litter home with you.
  • Don’t get too close to the cliffs, especially at the western end of the beach.

Kennack Sands viewed from the eastern side