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Tregantle Cliff Beach. Whitsand Bay Beach

Plymouth, Cornwall

Long stretch of sand with rocky outcrops. Ministry of Defence property with local army base. Tregantle Fort overlooks the beach, and access is occasionally prohibited when the firing range is in use (Red flags indicate No Entry). Popular with families looking for an unspoilt rural beach (not withstanding the gun fire!)

Beach Type

Sand and rocks


Cliff top cafe at nearby Freathy


Swimming - rip currents can make conditions unsafe at times

Nature and Wildlife

On the south West Coast path which offers coastal walks in either direction. The beach itself is three miles long with plenty of room to stretch your legs.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Plymouth TIC Island House 9 The Barbican Plymouth Devon PL1 2LS TEL: 01752 304849


Nearest town: Plymouth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3524, -4.26903
Postcode: PL11 3AZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the floating bridge ferry across form Plymouth to torpoint and continue along the A374. In Antony. turn left up a steep hill towards Freathy. At the T junction turn left and then take the first right to Tregantle (and Freathy)

Nearest Railway Stations

St Germans (Approx. 3 miles away)
Keyham (Approx. 5 miles away)
Saltash (Approx. 5 miles away)
Devonport Dockyard (Approx. 5 miles away)
Devonport (Devon) (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available in Freathy. limited parking at Tregantle

Nearby Car Parks

Tregantle, Tregantle (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Freathy, Freathy (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Portwrinkle, Portwrinkle (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
West Street, Millbrook (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
St Andrew's Place, Cawsand (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Cawsand, Cawsand (Long stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Ramehead Lane, Plymouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Thanckes Park, Torpoint (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Antony Road, Torpoint (Short stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Polbathic, Polbathic (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

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