Sharrow Point Grotto Beach (Cornwall)
Sharrow Point beach is also known as Grotto Beach and is a good sandy beach with rock pools. The beach is really divided into smaller coves due to small outcrops of rocks which makes it a necessity to keep an eye on the tides as at high tide areas can be cut off.
The name Grotto comes from the National Trust property which preserves a small cave excavated by hand in 1874 by a hermit called Lugger, the cave is fenced off to the public. Lugger inscribed verses on the ceiling to relieve his boredom.
The beach has lifeguards daily from the start of May to the end of September. The currents are very strong and it is recommended to only swim when lifeguards are on patrol.
You have a small car park on the coast road and then a walk involving some steep steps down to the beach. You can also access Freathy beach from the car park.
Sharrow Point Grotto Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
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