Planning your visit to Sandymouth

Visitors on the beach at Sandymouth, Cornwall

We look forward to welcoming you to Sandymouth. Here you'll find lots of information to help plan your visit.

Here are some of the key things to bare in mind before you visit.


Parking is free for National Trust members (with a valid card - please scan for a ticket) and National Trust for Scotland members as well as blue badge holders.

Prices per vehicle for non-members are:

£2 up to 1hr

£4 up to 4hrs

£8 all day

Winter charges apply

£1 up to 1hr

£2 up to 4hrs

£4 all day

Please note we can only accept cash payments and the pay and display machines don't accept notes or issue change.

You can also pay using PayByPhone (location code: 803550). We suggest downloading the App before you visit as mobile reception can be patchy here.


The toilets (including disabled toilet and baby changing facilities) are open daily with reduced opening over the winter. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.


Under control dogs are welcome, including on the beach. If you are venturing along the coastal paths, please watch out for sheer cliff edges and grazing livestock. We ask that you keep your dog under close control at all times. To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day, we ask all those visiting with dogs follow our Canine Code.

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup chasing livestock and disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguard cover is in place for the main season. Please check back for 2022 dates.

Sandymouth Café

Sandymouth Café will be open daily from 10am until 4pm from April 2022, serving hot and cold drinks, delicious food and ice cream. The café will also be open from Friday 18 until Sunday 27 February. Please check back for more details. 


What should I do with my rubbish? The Trust spends thousands of pounds every year removing beach waste carried onto the beach from the sea. Please help us by taking away with you any litter brought to the beach. Thank you.

Overnight parking and camping

Overnight parking and camping is not allowed.

We hope you enjoy your visit.