"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Sharrow Beach

Sharrow beach is in Whitsand Bay on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a small sand and rock cove approximately 300 metres wide, backed by steep cliffs, and Sharrow Point headland to the east.

Beach type: Sand and rock

Nearest town: Tregonhawke

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SX393520


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Sharrow Beach

  • Antony Woodland Gardens and Woodland Walk (3m)
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Park (4m)
  • Mount Wise Swimming Pool (4m)
  • Mary Newman's Cottage (5m)
  • Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink (5m)
  • West Hoe Park (5m)
  • Tinside Lido (5m)
  • Theatre Royal (5m)
  • Curious About Plymouth (5m)
  • Merchant's House Museum (5m)

Tourist Information

Plymouth (Plymouth Mayflower)
Tourist Information Centre
Plymouth Mayflower Centre
3-5 The Barbican

Phone 01752 306 330
Email barbicantic@plymouth.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 19 August


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 94%
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Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 96%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 86%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:07 BST
(05:07 GMT)
High Tide
12:16 BST
(11:16 GMT)
Low Tide
18:33 BST
(17:33 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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Tell us what you think about Sharrow Beach

Small rural and unspoilt beach with large number of rocky outcrops. Beware high tide when this part of coast divides into small coves. Very popular with locals and visitors. Easy access with car park.

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