"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Kennack Sands Beach

Kennack Sands is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a rural sandy cove, approximately 250 metres wide, backed by sand dunes. A stream flows onto the beach and spreads out over the sand.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Helston

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW734164


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Kennack Sands Beach

  • The Camel Centre (3m)
  • Coverack Windsurfing Centre (3m)
  • Goonhilly Earth Station Experience (4m)
  • Newton Equestrian (4m)
  • Trelowarren House (6m)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (7m)
  • Glendurgan Garden (7m)
  • Trebah Gardens (7m)
  • Flambards Village (7m)
  • Flambards Experience (7m)

Tourist Information

Helston and Lizard Peninsula
Tourist Information Centre
79 Meneage Street
TR13 8RB

Phone 01326 565 431
Email info@helstontic.demon.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 57%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 91%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 84%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 15mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:24 GMT
Low Tide
11:51 GMT
High Tide
17:48 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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In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), these two sheltered sandy beaches, east and west, form part of a National Nature Reserve.

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