Sharrow Beach (aka The Grotto Beach)

Sharrow Beach also known as The Grotto 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 high tide areas can be cut off.

The name Grotto comes from the National Trust property which preserves a small cave overlooking the tip of Sharrow Point. The cave 4.5m deep and about 2m high was apparently excavated by hand in 1874 by a hermit called Joseph 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 Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Sharrow Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Rame Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Visit Sharrow Beach


(Get directions)

Sharrow Beach Photos

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 18.8℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (N)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (N)

Rame Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Sharrow Beach Tide Times

Where to stay ...

You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.

Nearby beaches…

Something to see and do…

Some more seaside locations in Cornwall