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Amazing when the tide is out

So glad we caught it when the tide was out, by the time we walked around the castle it was in. Cave... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The cave is amazing and the beach provides the perfect spot for picnics. Beautiful waterfall into... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a footpath, but fill with water at high tide.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

So glad we caught it when the tide was out, by the time we walked around the castle it was in. Cave is a must see and the waterfall on the beach! Gorgeous beach, clear sea, definitely a place to visit. Will return.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The cave is amazing and the beach provides the perfect spot for picnics. Beautiful waterfall into the sea. Well worth a visit

Thank Lynne E
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

A really magical setting with fantastic views, the tide does come in super quick so be careful how far you venture and at what time. Would have loved to explore a little more but we got there just a bit too late in the day.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This cave, which is below the Tintagel Castle, is a striking feature of the local landscape. If you're going to the Castle, do take a moment to see the cave, and enjoy the views of the water fall and surrounding hills, from the beach. However,...More

Thank Constance V
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I've never heard of the tale of Merlin the magician but his cave is very well known, so we thought we'd go and have a look and I don't regret it one bit, it was so fascinating and such a hidden gem in Cornwall! It...More

Thank Talissa H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Really not that interesting. The best time to visit is low tide but we still got into the cave easily 2 hours either side of the low tide mark.

Thank sammytaylor458
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If your in the area visiting the castle, it's worth a look. Saying that it is just a cave under the island.

Thank Lukius-Maximus
Reviewed 26 June 2017

At the foot of Tintagel castle there is a little sandy beach. At low tide this extends to Merlin's cave. The cave passes through the rock to the other side, so the ocean can be on both entrances at times. On the sandy beach Merlin's...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

worth visiting at high and low tide - where you can walk alll the way through (though you will get wet feet) look for Merlin as he is watching...

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This used to be so inspirational. Now it's a tourist nightmare. There were more people on the beach and in the cave than I've ever seen in the whole area. It used to be that you could have the cave to yourself. Not anymore. When...More

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14 August 2017|
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Response from Clare H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very dog friendly, allowed on the beach as we l.
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19 July 2017|
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Response from annemarie f | Reviewed this property |
you dont have to pay to get to the cave its on the small coved beach but you will need to pay to get to the castle.
13 April 2017|
Response from 1964mh | Reviewed this property |
It's a decent size for a cave and well worth the visit. Best to go in off season