Whipsiderry

Although there are steep steps to negotiate this beach is worth visiting at low tide as there is lots to explore; caves, rock pools and dry sand for sheltered sun bathing if the wind is blowing off shore. Whipsiderry can be reached by bus along the north coast road (just past Porth) or you can head northwards along the coastal path from Newquay. Whipsiderry, like Watergate is essentially a beach to visit at low tide when there is firm sand to walk on and caves to explore.

The finest are The Cathedral Cavern which has a large pillar, a pool of water and several tunnels leading off from it. White marble is supposed to have been quarried here in times past. The Internal Regions consists of intersecting tunnels. The finest cave of all is the great Banqueting Hall with other caves in the vicinity of Whipsiderry named the Boulder Cavern and the Fern Cavern. More recently Whipsiderry Beach was voted in the top 20 of Europe’s Best Beaches.
Whipsiderry Beach is a ten minute drive from Newquay but there is limited partking on site, there are no lifeguards and dogs are allowed all year round.

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