PenzanceType of walk
Free Parking, Paid Parking, Off Lead AreasAbout this walk
Long Rock Beach is between Marazion and Penzance, accessed through long rock and then a small road adjacent to a Car Rental company. It's one of the places in the area where you can walk the dogs on a beach all year, but is a low tide only location for safety. There's not much beach at high tide and you'd certainly want to stay off the area if its stormy. There are no facilities.
At low tide the beach extends for quite a way and there's shallow water. At high time the slope of the beach at the back means that water gets deep quickly and during storms we avoid taking the dogs there. Parking is free after 4pm, and it's a very popular place for the locals to take their dogs. There's a path parallel to the railway line which backs the beach (part of the South West Coast Path) and this is accessible in all but the worst weather conditions. Please bear in mind that during storms the sea wall has in the past been breached, so caution and common sense should prevail.
From the car park you can nearly walk the mile or so into Penzance. The walk, once you get past the pebbles on the berm, is flat and Sandy. The flat sand extends well out past low tide mark, so there's plenty of opportunity for the dogs to get wet - the humans also. It's not crowded - it's a natural beach. There's a view of St Michael's Mount, right across to The Lizard and westwards to Penzance harbour. And the dogs will find friends there.
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How to get there
S W Coast Path, Penzance TR20 8HZ, UK
The car park is across the level crossing. Free parking after 4pm, £1.00 beforehand
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