14. Sennen

Sennen is near Land’s End and is the westernmost of our locations.

 This west facing beach is split into two, Sennen Beach to the south and Gwynver Beach to the north, by a rocky outcrop. Both are wide and gently sloping. The sand is medium grained with quartz and shell particles with little lithic content.

 The cliff behind the dunes is steep and eroding with exposed granite boulders within the glacial Head material resulting in these boulders forming a natural rock armour at the foot of the cliffs.

 Dune development is constrained by the steepness of the cliff behind, except in the stream valleys. The dunes are clean and healthy where present.

Walkover report and photos of 23 November 2021


Lack of any management. Lack of any info/data on state of system. Recreational pressure. Lack of any info/data on state of system.
Potential Actions
Development of Beach/Dune Management Plan.
Community Groups
None identified
Key Stakeholders

None identified
CCMA potential

Shoreline Management Plan
SMP Management Area: MA24
SMP Policy Unit: PU24.3
SMP Policies:
  • Present - No Active Intervention
  • Transition - No Active Intervention
  • Target - No Active Intervention
Link to SMP Chapter 4 assessment for Management Area 24

A link to the Sennen page on the 'Let's Talk Cornwall' website will appear here in due course.