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“Nice beach, good sand and waves, good shops but rather busy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sennen Beach

Sennen Beach
Sennen, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Sennen
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife, Surfing
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Owner description: Just north of Land's End is England's most westerly beach, with good breaking surf for beginners.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Nice beach, good sand and waves, good shops but rather busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Very nice beach with reasonably priced parking at the bottom of the hill which can get full quickly. Another car park at the top of the hill was good but the walk back with equipment is very hard; better for one person to go and fetch the car and load up at the bottom, not good if you are not very fit. Very good surf shops, surf lessons, beach barbeque is the late afternoon in the cafe veranda. Drinks and food available at the side of the beach. Some nice shops plus the lifeboat station to look at along the road at te side of the beach. Quite crowded when the tide was in. Good lifeguard coverage, we counted about 6 or 8 lifeguards and a purpose built station up the hill slightly for a good view. Good waves. Would go again.

Visited August 2011
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Cornwall
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“Safe clean beach -great cafe/restaurant-parking difficult and expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Enjoyed our day here -parking v difficult as busy and £4.80 for 3 hours -harbour car park is cheaper but was also full.Beach clean and safe with mild breakers for body boarding -ideal for kids as you can sit and watch them! Worth a visit or two!!!

Visited August 2011
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We visited here on the open topped bus (twice) from St Ives what a fabulous experience Sennen cove is truly a beautiful place to visit and whilke you are there be sure to go to The Beach cafe/restaurant we had a pizza and chips but they serve other meals too this is what we fancied for lunch it was delicious and the view over the sea is magnificent..staff wonderful too... so relaxing ...the litle Round House is gallery worth a visit too we will be back definately!

Visited July 2011
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Leiden
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“Great surfing (for me as a beginner)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

I went on a sunny saturday, around 11. Parking was still fine (when we left around 2, it was not anymore...). We rented a board and wetsuit at the beach for 15 pp and got going. No lessons, just trial and error.
According to the guy at the rental, the tide would be best in the afternoon, but I thought the waves were fine. A lot of surfers in the water but enough space for practicing. The beach was busy but certainly not packed. We had a really good time! Exhausting, peddling up and down and being knocked over by strong waves, but great.

Visited July 2011
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views and good surfing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Lovely place with excellent views along the coastline and a really good spot for surfing/bodyboarding. The beach is lifeguarded too so relatively safe. There are some pleasant shops and pubs in Sennen Cove too for a drink/meal afterwards and the place is served by a good bus service (at least in the summer).

Visited April 2011
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