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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.2℃ to -1℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (N)

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

Sharrow Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sharrow Beach is at Whitsand Bay 1.72 km (1.07 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 02:04 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 2.17m)
   High Tide at 14:42 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 21:00 (Height 2.11m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:11 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 09:43 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 15:44 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 22:06 (Height 1.92m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:06 (Height 4.82m)
   Low Tide at 10:38 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 16:35 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 22:55 (Height 1.70m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:52 (Height 5.03m)
   Low Tide at 11:23 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 17:18 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 23:37 (Height 1.52m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:32 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 12:03 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 17:57 (Height 5.01m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 06:10 (Height 5.28m)
   Low Tide at 12:38 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 18:34 (Height 5.07m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:46 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 06:47 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 13:09 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 19:10 (Height 5.09m)

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