About Sennen

Dropping down the steep hill and making the hairpin turn into the carpark reveals this beautiful beachbreak on the toe of Cornwall. The crescent shaped, west facing swaithe of golden sand is the most exposed break on the north coast, vacuuming up small, summer, Atlantic swells and delivering fun waves to the stoked, fair-weather crowd. However, by late Autumn, the banks are properly groomed to produce clear, crisp, hollow waves, reeling through the crowded pack of competitive locals. The southern end close to the car park is more sheltered in bigger swells.

Source: Sennen Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Great spot for all when small summer swells roll in. Can get big and rippy during the other seasons. Best left to the experienced then.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Tolerant with humility and respect.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Crazy in summer, do-able in the autumn/winter.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Shifty banks that can be classic. Usually some long walls to be had.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Spaghetti arms in big swells with heavy sets, long paddles and rips.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Clean. Beautifully clear in the summer.

Additional Information


Rip currents when it gets bigger.


Car park by surf shop at bottom of hill.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish


Beach break with rocks at high tide.

Best Season

September - November is the golden time.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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