Trebarwith Strand is a popular beach on the Cornish coast a few miles south of Tintagel. A cluster of houses stands beside the access road, and a picturesque pub looks out over the water.

Our family had the pleasure of staying in a holiday cottage for a week at Treknow, within sight of the beach at Trebarwith, and we spent several long, golden evenings watching the sunsets and wading in the shallow water.

Trebarwith Strand and Gull Rock
Trebarwith Strand and Gull Rock

Over the course of three amazing evenings, I photographed the wonderful coastal scenery, taking nearly 300 photos in total. These are my favourites, and I hope they give you an idea of just how lovely Trebarwith is.

You will notice the distinctive shape of Gull Rock in many of the photos; the small island acts as a focal point for the natural stone causeway that leads down to the beach.

Photos of Trebarwith Strand

Last light on the beach
Last light on the beach

Gull Rock and the setting sun
Gull Rock and the setting sun

My partner silhouetted against the sunset
My partner silhouetted against the sunset

From atop the stone causeway
From atop the stone causeway

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I snapped this on my iPhone
I snapped this on my iPhone

Just another Trebarwith Strand sunset ...
Just another Trebarwith Strand sunset ...

When I could tear myself away from the sunset, I turned around and captured this view of picturesque cottages overlooking the beach.

Trebarwith Strand cottages
Trebarwith Strand cottages

The setting sun paints the sky over Gull Rock
The setting sun paints the sky over Gull Rock

The sun is a big orange ball in the sky
The sun is a big orange ball in the sky

Getting to Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand is reached via a minor road signposted off the B3263, south of Tintagel. There are two car parks; one within a hundred yards of the beach and a second about 800 yards further up the hill. In theory, the car parks are pay and display, but when we visited, the pay machine was broken and we could park for free.

In addition to the car parks, there is limited parking along the road, but this goes quickly in peak times.

At the end of the road is the Port William restaurant and pub, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the beach, while near the beach itself is a small art gallery and a surfing school.

Be aware that at high tides, there is no beach at all, but there is still wonderful scenery and the stone causeway on which to sit and watch the sun set. It is well worth checking the tide times to see if the sandy beach will be exposed; if it is, go barefoot or wear waterproof footwear and you can walk out into the shallow water.

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