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Sennen

Sennen is the most westerly village in England, and Whitesand Bay is a mile long stretch of golden sand, with plenty of rock pools at low tide. Small boats still fish from the cove using traditional lobster pots and handlines. If you're lucky you might be able to pick up some handline caught bass or mackerel fresh off the boat. Dogs are allowed during the quieter months but it's adviseable to check as regulations differ from beach to beach.

4 Stars

May 2013

Mr Williams

No dogs allowed on this beach. Depends upon number of cars, but parking can be remote

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5 Stars

Aug 2012

Mrs Annable

Great beach for families. Good sandcastle building and space to play. We enjoyed our walk up to Land's End.

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

So beautiful we named our son Sennen!

Fantastic place for enjoying the most south westerly part of Cornwall at its very best, we've been back year after year - and yes, we really do have a 7yr old called Sennen - a choice we didn't make lightly!

Look out for dolphins, miles of clean, golden sand and lots of fresh salty sea air. Walk along the beach to get a bit more space in the busy season - but not too far that you can't make it back to the excellent beach cafe for a cup of tea or some chips!

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5 Stars

Jun 2011

Mrs Weiner

Sennen is the best

We've been back and back to Sennen: we love the beach with its beautiful sands, in the curve of green sandy hills. The locals are friendly too, if you go to the Market (held on Tuesdays, community hall). It's history as a typical Cornish fishing village is still obvious in the lobster pots and fishing boats in the small harbour. Spectacular sunsets over the sea.

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5 Stars

Mar 2010

Traditional, sustainable fishing

Many Sennen fishermen are members of the South West Handline Fishermen's Association. Their Web site lets you trace the journey of your fish from 'hook to plate' and introduces some of the faces you're likely to see fishing at Sennen cove. www.linecaught.org.uk

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5 Stars

Apr 2009

Mrs Penney

The perfect beach

Sennen is perfect on a windy stormy winters day as well as a sunny summers day with perfect blue seas, white sands and, often, dolphins in the bay.

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5 Stars

Nov 2008

Mr Gray

What is there not to love?

Now I'd be the first to admit it - I am biassed. I live in Sennen, and I'm here out of choice. I love the wild, windswept feel of the village. I love the huddled feel of the cove. The beach is second to none and is excellent for surfing. The landscape and the cliff paths (and the views from them) are simply breathtaking. The pubs are cosy and welcoming and the people are friendly. Whatever the time of year I always find something exhilarating about this area.

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