British Beaches

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Kennack Sands Beach

Helston, Cornwall

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), these two sheltered sandy beaches, east and west, form part of a National Nature Reserve.

Beach Type



Campsite and caravan park



Nature and Wildlife

The beach is close to a local wildlife reserve.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the cafe owner.


Bins and dog bins are provided. Dog restrictions during summer months. dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Helston Tourist Information Centre 79 Meneage Street Helston TR13 8RB Tel: 01326 565431 Fax: 01326 572803 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Helston
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0049, -5.16274
Postcode: TR12 7LZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Helston, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


From Helston. take the A3083 to the Lizard and then follow the signs to Kennack Sands.

Public Transport

Daily request bus service (Mon-Sat) from Helston.


Car parking available. payment required.

Nearby Car Parks

Kennack Sands, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Poltesco, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Cadgwith, Cadgwith (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Coverack, Coverack (Long stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Coverack Cove, Coverack (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Kynance Cove, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Lizard Point, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Mullion Cove, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Predannack, Predannack (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Poldhu Cove, Mullion (Long stay).
About 4.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Helston