"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Kennack Sands Beach

Kennack Sands is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a rural sandy cove, approximately 250 metres wide, backed by sand dunes. A stream flows onto the beach and spreads out over the sand.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Helston

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW734164


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Kennack Sands Beach

  • The Camel Centre (3m)
  • Coverack Windsurfing Centre (3m)
  • Goonhilly Earth Station Experience (4m)
  • Newton Equestrian (4m)
  • Trelowarren House (6m)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (7m)
  • Glendurgan Garden (7m)
  • Trebah Gardens (7m)
  • Flambards Village (7m)
  • Flambards Experience (7m)

Tourist Information

Helston and Lizard Peninsula
Tourist Information Centre
79 Meneage Street
TR13 8RB

Phone 01326 565 431
Email info@helstontic.demon.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 22 July


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 73%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 85%
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Chance of rain 32%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 82%
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Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 79%
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Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 74%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
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High Tide
04:48 BST
(03:48 GMT)
Low Tide
11:35 BST
(10:35 GMT)
High Tide
17:16 BST
(16:16 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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

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