Tregardock beach - circular walks

Tregardock beach

The beach at Tregardock, Cornwall

Tregardock beach is about a mile along the coast from Trebarwith Strand, in the direction of Port Isaac and is reached via a public footpath that crosses the coast path to reach the farm at Tregardock. There is no beach at high tide at Tregardock. As the tide goes out, several small beaches merge into a long stretch of sand. A waterfall plummets from the cliffs at the back of the beach and there are some caves within the cliffs. The largest part of the beach is on the left and this gets cut off as the tide rises, so check the tide times carefully and don't get stranded when the tide comes in!

Walks visiting Tregardock beach

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    Trewarmett to Tregardock

    Coast Path from Tregardock

    Trewarmett to Tregardock

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk to the remote sandy beach at Tregardock, returning along the coast path with panoramic views of Port Isaac Bay, through the wildflowers of Treligga Downs and via Backways Cove.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    Tregardock to Dannonchapel

    Tregardock Beach

    Tregardock to Dannonchapel

    4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk from Tregardock, passing the long, remote sandy beach, to the ruins of the mediaeval manor of Dannonchapel, and includes one of the steepest and most spectacular sections of the North Cornish Coast path with vibrant wildflowers in spring and summer.

  • 9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    West Quarry at Trebarwith Strand

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    A one-way walk from Port Isaac to Tintagel along towering cliffs, past the long, sandy beaches of Tregardock and Trebarwith, the slate pinnacles of the coastal quarries and via the mediaeval cliff-top church to the castle of Arthurian legend.

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The beach at Tregardock can only be reached (on land) from the footpath so it's one of the quietest sandy beaches on the North Cornish coast. You can visit it on a circular walk from Tregardock to Dannonchapel or a longer circular walk to Tregardock from Trewarmett. There's also an epic one-way walk along the coast from Port Isaac to Tintagel (catching the bus to Port Isaac at the start to make it circular).