Walks visiting The Strangles beach

The beach at The Strangles, Cornwall

The Strangles is a beach between Boscastle and Crackington Haven that is reached via a public footpath crossing the Coast Path. The Strangles gets its name due to the treacherous currents and jagged rocks that have wrecked many ships trying to navigate the rocky coastline of North Cornwall. This is not a safe beach for swimming unless the sea is completely calm without much surf. There is spectacular scenery both on the walk down and from the beach itself including a rock arch and the cliffs are covered with gorse and heather flowers in early autumn.

  • 4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Crackington Haven, with panoramic views of the Shipwreck Coast, to the long, sandy Strangles beach, returning through bluebell woodland along the Ludon river valley.

  • 4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    The Strangles to Buckator

    View from High Cliff

    The Strangles to Buckator

    4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the volcanic coastline north of Boscastle including Cornwall's highest cliff, North Cornwall's largest grey seal colony and The Strangles beach with its spectacular arch known as the Northern Door.

  • 7 miles/11.2 km - Strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    Northern Door on Strangles Beach

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    7 miles/11.2 km - Strenuous

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Boscastle passing the largest seal colony in North Cornwall, the highest cliff in Cornwall and the long, sandy beach at The Strangles.

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