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Situated between Sharrow Point and Tregonhawke, to which Freathy joins at low tide. Mainly used by locals. Beware high tide when this part of the coast splits into many smaller coves. Access via a narrow cliff path.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2017 Not tested

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Freathy beach


There is a car park above the beach, just west of Freathy.

Dog restrictions

Beach cleaning

No current information



Dates and times | See safety tab


Surfing. Please beware of rip-currents. Not ideal for snorkelling - there is a designated area for swimming. Sunken frigate, HMS Scylla, lies on the seabed in the bay, making this a popular dive site.

Wildlife and Walks

When the tide is out you can walk around Sharrow Point to neighbouring Sharrow beach and continue west towards Tregantle Beach. The beach is right on the SW Coast Path. Head east for Rame Head and for spectacular views back across the bay. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: shingle, rock,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach


Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Freathy beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Freathy beach


We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

The Finnygook InnSustainable

Whitsand Bay HotelSustainable

The ViewSustainable

Jolly Jacks Waterfront Bar and BistroSustainable

River Cottage Canteen - PlymouthSustainable

Las Iguanasunsustainable


Le Bistrot PierreSustainable

The Artillery TowerSustainable

Rock Salt Cafe & BrasserieSustainable


West Hoe Fish FryersSustainable


Duke of CornwallSustainable

Steves Brasserieunsustainable

The Leandraunsustainable

The Grecian TavernaSustainable


Aglio OlioSustainable



Theatre Royal RestaurantSustainable

The BankSustainable

The Steak and OmeletteSustainable


Chloes RestaurantSustainable

Lanterns Kebab and Steak Houseunsustainable

Morgans Italian Mediterraneanunsustainable

The Berkeley Bar and GrillSustainable

The TreasurySustainable

Tanners RestaurantSustainable


The ChancelSustainable


Restaurant 60 & the NotteSustainable


The Mission Bar & Restaurantunsustainable

Barbican KitchenSustainable

The Terrace CafeSustainable

Noodle Loungeunsustainable



Spice Wellunsustainable


YO! Sushi - PlymouthSustainable

Blues Bar and GrillSustainable


Rockys Restaurantunsustainable

Shirley Valentines TavernaSustainable

Seafood & Pasta Barunsustainable


The ShipSustainable

The Village Restaurantunsustainable

The Navy InnSustainable

Barbican Fish BarSustainable

Harbourside Fish and ChipsSustainable



Glassblowing HouseSustainable

The Boathouse CafeSustainable

The Vauxhall Quayunsustainable


Meze Bar and GrillSustainable

Dolphin House BrazzerieSustainable

B.E.D Cafe Bar RestaurantSustainable

Imperial Gardenunsustainable

Bistro OneSustainable

Rockfish Seafood - PlymouthSustainable

National Marine AquariumSustainable

Chandlers Bar & RestaurantSustainable


Lockyers QuaySustainable

Heaven Bar and Restaurantunsustainable

Thai in the ParkSustainable

The BridgeSustainable

Mussel InnSustainable

Langdon CourtSustainable

Trawlers on the Quayunsustainable

Click here to visit Fish2fork.

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Freathy beach

No sightings have been reported in the area. Please report your sightings if you see a jellyfish, marine turtle or basking shark.

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