If you are lucky enough to know Whitsand Bay you will understand why the locals try and keep it such a secret. Whitsand Bay is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the whole of Cornwall.
The beaches at Whitsand Bay are completely unspoilt and certainly not commercialised in any way. There is a collection of beaches to choose from from the long sandy beach at Freathy to the little sheltered coves hidden away down steep cliff paths. All of the beaches are a good walk and some are certainly not suitable for the infirm or disabled so do check before you set out which are best suited to you and your family.
If you are into your kite flying, hang gliding, para-sending or kite surfing then head down to the beach at Tregantle, but do check to make sure the military aren’t shooting on the range. If the flags are flying and the gates are locked just head along to Freathy.
If you travel a little further along the coast to Crafthole you will find a beach at Portwinkle, this is a fairly easy access beach but not the best in our opinion. Definitely a good option if you don’t want to spend the whole day on the beach.
If you want really easy access then head along the coast to Cawsand and use the beach in the middle of the village, really easy with no steps but not very big. The upside with this beach is that you are close to all the facilities including the Cross Keys Pub! There is also a passenger ferry that runs directly from the beach and takes you into the Barbican if you fancy a boat trip and lunch in Plymouth.
The bottom line is that there is a beach that will suit all and you really wont be disappointed just make sure you dont tell anyone about your find!