Tresilian Bay

Visit Tresilian Bay

South facing, Tresilian Bay is a secluded cove just to the west of St Donats. The beach is rocky and backed by spectacular limestone cliffs and rock formations that are overlooked by the coastal path.

Tresilian Bay takes its name from Prince Silian who is reputed to have kept court there in the 3rd and 4th centuries.

Tresilian House stands immediately behind the beach where there are caves to explore at low tide. and the sea here is good for fishing and sea kayaking.

This beach is …

  • Dog friendly with restrictions during the summer
  • Great for a weekend away

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Tresilian Bay

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