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Coordinates: 49°58′16″N 5°13′12″W / 49.971°N 5.220°W / 49.971; -5.220

Pentreath Beach

Higher Pentreath and Lower Pentreath (Cornish: Pentreth, meaning head of a beach) are hamlets to the west of Praa Sands, within the parish of Breage. They are south of the A394 between Penzance and Helston in Cornwall, United Kingdom.[1][2]

Pentreath Beach is a cove and beach on the Lizard Peninsula. It is 200 metres (660 ft) south of Kynance Cove and access is via a steep cliff path cut into the cliffs.[3] The beach is popular with surfers as it is one of the few beaches in the area with regularly surfable waves (it is unsuitable for novice surfers because of submerged rocks and strong undercurrents).


  1. ^ "Map of Pentreath, Cornwall". Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 102 – Land's End (B2 ed.). Southampton: Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 978-0-319-24116-5. 
  3. ^ OS Explorer Map 103 – The Lizard (A2 ed.). Southampton: Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 978-0-319-24117-2.