Planning your visit to Sandymouth

Visitors on the beach at Sandymouth, Cornwall

We look forward to welcoming you to Sandymouth. We ask for your help in ensuring social distancing when parking and as you interact with other visitors whilst enjoying time at this beautiful place.

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 for non-members are:

£2.50 up to 2hrs

£4 up to 4hrs

£6 all day

Winter charges apply

£1 per visit 

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. We suggest downloading the App before you visit as mobile reception can be patchy here.


The toilets are currently closed.


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

There is no RNLI lifeguard service over the winter.


Sandymouth Café is closed, including for take away.


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.

No overnight parking or camping is allowed

We hope you enjoy your visit.