Whitsand Bay stretches from Polhawn Cove in the south east to Finnygook Beach at Portwrinkle. Along this route is Sharrow Point, also known as Grotto Beach. This is a sandy beach marked by outcrops of rock, which split the beach into small, cove-like sections. At high tide, many of these have little or no dry sand and visitors risk being cut off. Here, there is also a National Trust owned small cave which was excavated by hand in 1874 by a hermit known as Lugger, who scratched verses on the ceiling - the cave is not accessible to the public. The access path is steep and narrow and may not be suitable for wheelchairs. There is a designated swimming area and some chance of surf at low water. There are also a few rock pools to explore. At low tide, it's possible to walk to neighbouring beaches.