Whitsand Bay cottages
Stay in a holiday cottage near Whitsand Bay, one of Cornwall’s best-loved stretches of coastline. Its sandy strand covers the 3-mile distance between Rame Head and Port Wrinkle. Whitsand Bay rarely becomes crowded and is perfect if you enjoy a peaceful seaside spot away from it all. At low tide, the long beach is a prime spot for surfing, rock pooling, barefoot walks, or a bit of jogging if you are feeling particularly energetic. The bay is also a scuba diving hotspot too because of its artificial reef.
Why visit Whitsand Bay?
Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the labyrinth of rockpools that reveal themselves at low tide. You never know what marine creatures you may encounter that have been left behind until the high tide returns. Rarely busy, there is room to picnic and sunbathe, as well as picturesque reasons to take a long stroll along the shore.
Things to do in Whitsand Bay
Whitsand Bay is home to Europe’s largest artificial reef. Scuttled in 2004, the HMS Scylla was purposely sunk for divers to explore and to create a substantial break for surfers. If you are an accomplished diver this is one of the best shallow sites around. Swim and paddle at the beach - there is a lifeguard service at the beach between May and September.
Why stay in a Whitsand Bay cottage?
For an authentic slice of Cornish life by the sea, choose a holiday cottage break around Whitsand Bay. From the beautiful Rame Head Peninsula with its nature reserve in the east to the gorgeous Port Wrinkle in the west, there are three miles of gorgeous golden beaches to discover. If you love swimming, surfing, and diving Whitsand Bay is the perfect choice.
Three must-see places to visit in Whitsand Bay
- 3 miles of unspoilt sandy beach for all the family to enjoy
- Scuba divers can explore the HMS Scylla, in shallow bay waters
- Rame Head AONB is found at the eastern end of the beach