Tregardock Beach, Cornwall

TREGARDOCK is one of the least popular beaches in Cornwall – but is it worth a visit?

This hidden gem, which is almost non-existent at high tide, is situated between Tintagel and Port Isaac Tregardock.

Is it worth visiting Tregardock beach?

If you’re in Cornwall, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a beach to spend the day on.

Should you Google which one would be the best choice, it’s unlikely that you would find Tregardock on the list.

But there are plenty of reasons to pay this beach a visit – including its tide pools that are packed full of sealife.

However, beach goers are warned to be careful of the current and rip tides.

Tregardock beach in Cornwall is not easily accessible (Credit: Debs-eye/ Flickr)

This sandy beach can be seen in all of its glory when the tide goes out.

But if you want a routine day at the beach with your family, this might not be the one for you.

Is Tregardock easily accessible?

This beach is not easily accessible – which explains why it is quieter than a lot of other hotspots in the area.

To access Tregardock, you have to walk down a long footpath.

You will then have to climb down the steep wall of rocks to reach the sandy shoreline.

Is there parking at Tregardock?

Unfortunately, there are not many parking spaces close to Tregardock beach.

There is not a car park for visitors and only spaces for around 10 cars on the road.

Is Tregardock beach dog friendly?

Tregardock beach is pet-friendly – but there are restrictions in place during peak season.

Dogs are banned from the main beach from Easter day until the start of October.

Why are dogs banned from going onto beaches?

The main reason for not allowing dogs on to beaches at certain times is for health and safety purposes.

Although most owners will clean up after their pets when they are out, some fail to pick up their dog’s poo. 

Due to a dog’s diet being largely meat-based, leaving their faeces on the beach runs the risk of humans contracting toxocariasis – or zoonosis. 

And during the busy months, this becomes even more dangerous – especially for children – with potential problems including blindness and breathing difficulties.

Are there lifeguards at Tregardock beach?

Unfortunately, lifeguards do not patrol Tregardock beach.

How do I get to Tregardock beach?

The nearest town to Tregardock beach is Port Isaac – which is a small fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall.

If you are driving to the beach, simply put the postcode PL33 9ED into the SatNav and have a safe journey.

Should you fancy staying the night in Port Isaac, check out The Slipway Hotel – which lines the picturesque harbour.

What other beaches in north Cornwall?

Bossiney Cove
Crackington Haven
Crooklets
Daymer Bay
Duckpool
Northcott Mouth
Polzeath
Port Gaverne
Port Isaac
Sandymouth
Summerleaze
Tintagel
Trebarwith Strand
Widemouth Bay

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