The Strangles is a west-facing beach on the north Cornwall coast. It is a 1½ mile long, sand, shingle and rock beach between Tintagel and Bude. Due to the difficulty of access from the high cliffs backing the beach, it is normally very quiet.
The Strangles beach is located on a stretch of the North Cornish coast known for its high cliffs. In fact nearby High Cliff is the highest cliff in Cornwall at over 700 feet (200 metres). This gives some idea of the setting of this long sand and shingle beach. The cliffs aren’t so steep here but the walk down from the coast path is still quite demanding. The name of the beach refers to the treacherous nature of the coast here with strong currents and jagged rocks.