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The Beaches Cornwall - Fistral Beach

The Beaches Cornwall – Fistral Beach in Newquay

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The Beaches Cornwall

Cornwall with 300 miles of coastline has beaches that meet every need. From a quiet safe family beach with gentle slopes and rock pools to pounding adrenaline sports waves that come thundering in across the Atlantic. Beaches for extreme water sports, beaches for toddlers and young families, remote beaches and beaches that are in the middle of town with every possible facility.

There is such a wide range to sit all needs. However not all are suitable for all activities so please check. Best to swim on beaches with a lifeguard and always ask their advice. Look at and understand the flags and make sure you do not go swimming amongst the jet skis or vice versa!

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  • Whipsiderry Beach Whipsiderry Beach Newquay - Whipsiderry Beach Steep steps to reach Whipsiderry beach. At low tide as there is lots to explore; caves, rock pools and dry sand for sheltered sun bathing if the wind is blowing off shore. Whipsiderry Beach is a ten minute drive from Newquay centre but there is limited parking on site, there are no lifeguards […]
  • Widemouth Bay Beach Widemouth Bay Beach - Widemouth Bay Beach Just south of Bude. In comparison to many beaches in north Cornwall, the beach at Widemouth Bay consists of a mile of flat sand backed by low cliffs and grassy fields. The beach is rocky in places providing many rock pools harbouring marine wildlife. Widemouth bay is popular with surfers and its […]
  • Whitsand Bay Beach - Whitsand Bay Beach Four mile stretch of sand and rocks. Mostly covered at high tide, south west facing. Access – Can be difficult on steps and uneven paths from parking areas. All year dog friendly beach.
  • Watergate Bay beach Watergate Bay Beach – Newquay - Watergate Bay Beach – Newquay Large expanse of fine golden sand at the foot of steep cliffs is the outsatnding feature of watergate bay. Annual surfing events and the famous Extreme Academy for all manor of exciting sports activities such as kite surfing, mountain boarding, etc. Level paths down from the car park. The Beach […]
  • Vault Beach Vault Beach - Vault Beach Long strip of sand, secluded and rarely busy. There are no facilities here. Access – via a 10 minute walk from the parking area. Not really suitable for pushchairs.
  • Trevone Bay Beach Trevone Bay Beach - Trevone Bay Beach Located to the south of Trevose Head and to the north of Harlyn Bay. This gently shelving, sandy beach is surrounded by cliffs and situated in an area of great geological interest. The beach has golden sand and little alcoves to sit and watch away the day. The cliffs to the north […]
  • Trebarwith Strand Beach Trebarwith Strand Beach - Therewith Strand Beach Sitting at the bottom of a deep valley, Trebarwith Strand beach enjoys many attractive views along the Heritage Coastline towards Gull Rock. Rocks must be negotiated before you reach the sands of the beach, which becomes completely covered at high tide. Please ensure you are aware of the tide movement when visiting. […]
  • Towan Beach Towan Beach – Newquay - Towan Beach – Newquay Towan beach is a popular and is often a very busy beach, right in the centre of town. Good size of sand and rock, popular with both surfers and families. Towan Beach, Tolcarne and Great Western Beach  in Newquay join together at low tide to form a great exapanse of sand. […]
  • Cornwall Accommodation Tolcarne Beach – Newquay - Tolcarne Beach – Newquay Tolcarne Beach nestles in a beautiful crescent shaped bay set against a background of cliffs. The beach offers soft sand, easy swimming, fun family surfing, exciting rock pools to explore at low tide, sea fishing and the unique ‘Tolcarne wedge’ for boogie boarding. Cleaned daily in the summer. The beach shop […]
  • Talland Bay Beach Talland Bay Beach - Talland Bay Beach South facing beach of shingle with some sand. Access – Easily accessible from parking area. Disabled access. All year dog friendly beach
  • Swanpool Beach Swanpool Beach - Swanpool Beach East facing sheltered beach. There is level access to the beach via adjacent car park across the road. Facilities include: Toilets – by the car park Cafe Restaurant Beach shop Changing rooms Disabled access Seasonal dog ban Crazy golf course
  • Summerleaze Beach Summerleaze Beach – Bude - Summerleaze Beach – Bude Summerleaze Beach is the nearest beach to the town centre. The beach is surrounded by dunes on one side and the town’s canal on the other. The beach has a wide expanse of good fine sand at low tide. The famous Bude Sea Pool offers safe bathing under the watchfull eye […]
  • St Mawes Beach St Mawes Beach - St Mawes Beach Made up of Tavern and Summers beaches, both south facing so ideal for sunbathing. Good family beaches, either side of the harbour wall, great for swimming. Seasonal Dog Ban. Refreshments, cafes, toilets, gift shops etc all nearby in the village
  • Surfers Guide West Cornwall Sennen Cove Beach - Sennen Cove Beach A mile long bay of golden sand, plenty of rock pools at low tide on either side of beach. Blue Flag and Seaside Awards 2006. The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. […]
  • Seaton Beach Seaton Beach - Seaton Beach Large beach of sand with small pebbles, south facing. Located at the bottom of the River Seaton valley. Parking is right next to the beach. Seaside Award 2006. Access – easy level access Refreshments Disabled Access All year dog friendly beach.
  • Sandymouth Beach Sandymouth Beach - Sandymouth Beach Owned by the  National Trust Sandymouth Beach is a sandy beach which joins up with Northcott on big spring low tides. Walk down a winding path to beach from car park. Amenities: National Trust owned car park, cafe and toilets on the entrance to the beach. Dogs: Dog friendly beach. Lifeguard service: Lifeguards […]
  • Rock Beach Rock Beach - Rock Beach Continuation of Daymer Bay and backed by dunes, bathers beware of tidal currents. Easy access from car park. Refreshments and toilets.
  • ReadyMoney Cove Beach Readymoney Cove Beach – Fowey - Readymoney Cove Beach South east facing sandy cove overlooking the Fowey Estuary. Access – Easy from car park via a 5 minute walk. Seasonal Dog Ban. Seaside Award 2006
  • West Cornwall Fishing Guide - Prussia Cove Prussia Cove Beach -  Prussia Cove Beach Secluded, with small coves of sand and shingle revealed at low tide. Prussia Cove has an old-world feel. Famous as the home of the Carter family, smugglers in the 18th century, one of whom was known as the King of Prussia. No lifeguard cover, but surf rescue equipment located on the beach. […]
  • Praa Sands Beach Praa Sands Beach - Praa Sands Beach South west facing long stretch of golden sand with good bathing. Access – Easy access from parking area. Seasonal Dog Ban. Seaside Award. Regarding disabled access we advise that you contact the local Tourist Information Centre who will be able to give more information – Penzance 01736 362207.
  • Portwrinkle Beach Portwrinkle Beach - Portwrinkle Beach Portwrinkle beach is south west facing small beach of rocks and sand, with limited beach at high tide. Access – easy Refreshments and toilets Seasonal dog ban Disabled access
  • Portscatho Beach Portscatho Beach - Portscatho Beach Scenic village facing east on the Roseland Peninsula overlooking Gerrans Bay. Tattams beach is mainly rocky, with sandy patches. The beach stretches all the way to Porthcurnick beach to the north at low tide.
  • Portreath Beach Portreath Beach - Portreath Beach The large beach has soft fine sand, with shingle below the shore line, that is popular with families. The harbour wall and “rocky” is popular with surfers for its “vortex” surf break. There is disabled access to the beach, and some designated disabled parking spaces in the car park that overlooks the beach. […]
  • Porthtowan Beach Porthtowan Beach - Porthtowan Beach BLUE FLAG AND SEASIDE AWARDS 2006 North west facing large beach. Porthtowan beach is very popular with surfers, and good family beach, children’s park beside the top end of the beach. Level access from car park. Disabled access. Refreshments, beach shop, surf shop, restaurant. Toilets Seasonal dog ban The Blue Flag works towards […]
  • Porthoustock Beach Porthoustock Beach - Porthoustock Beach An east-facing beach of stone and shingle popular with divers as there are lots of shipwrecks in the area around The Manacles. Swimming with care. Dogs are allowed on the beach. Sand chairs available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact Kerrier District Council on 01209 614397
  • Portholland Beach Portholland Beach - Portholland Beach Two small beaches of grey stones and rocky outcrops make up beaches of this village. Beaches covered at high tide. Access – from parking adjacent to beach Refreshment and toilets Disabled Access All year dog friendly beach (west end of beach only)
  • Porthminster Beach Porthminster Beach - Porthminster Beach Large sheltered family beach with all facilities, located just below St Ives railway station. A sheltered north facing crescent of golden sands with views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse. Safe bathing. Blue Flag and Seaside Awards 2006. The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with […]
  • Porthmeor Beach Porthmeor Beach - Porthmeor Beach Popular surfing and bodyboarding beach, with a surf school located on the beach in main season. Porthmeor beach is popular with families, the beach is north facing and overlooked by the Tate Gallery. Wide expanse of soft golden sand, the beach is also the recipient of a Blue Flag and a Seaside Award […]
  • Porthluney Cove Beach Porthluney Cove Beach (or Caerhays) - Porthluney Cove Beach (or Caerhays) A privately owned, secluded family beach with a large expanse of golden sand. South facing, right in front of Caerhays Castle, which provides a striking backdrop. Plenty of room for beach games. Disabled Access. Dog Friendly Beach. Car Park. Regarding disabled access we advise that you contact the local Tourist […]
  • Porthleven Beach Porthleven Beach - Porthleven Beach 3 miles of sand and shingle steeply shelving. Seaside Award 2006 Bathing is not advised as there are strong undercurrents here. Porthleven East – Dog Friendly Beach. Porthleven West – Seasonal Dog ban Sand chairs available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact Kerrier District Council on 01209 614397
  • Porthgwidden Beach Porthgwidden Beach St Ives - Porthgwidden Beach The smallest beach in St Ives, near to the Island, popular with families as it is very sheltered and a bit of a sun trap. East facing, with soft golden sand. Surf rescue equipment located on the beach, no professional lifeguard cover. Refreshments Toilets Seasonal dog ban, Easter to October Disabled access Shop/cafe […]
  • Porthgwarra Beach Porthgwarra Beach - Porthgwarra Beach Porthgwarra beach is a small picturesque and  secluded, just round the corner from Porthcurno. Minimal sand at low tide. Once a fishing hamlet, with some boats still launching from here. Dog ban, Easter to October. Surf rescue equipment present at the beach.
  • Porthcurno Beach Porthcurno Beach - Porthcurno Beach South east facing beach with beautiful fine white soft sand and turquoise seas. High cliffs to both sides, this is a popular family beach, steeply shelving at high tide. The stream that flows down one side of the beach is great for kids to paddle in. There are stunning coastal views with the […]
  • Porthcurnick Beach Porthcurnick Beach - Porthcurnick Beach A beautiful south east facing sandy cove. Porthcurnick beach is owned by the National Trust, just north of Portscatho. Many rockpools, ideal for children and water activities. Access via a short walk from the car park. Other smaller beaches nearby are accessible at low tide, make sure you know the time of high […]
  • Porthcothan Bay Beach Porthcothan Bay Beach - Porthcothan Bay Beach West facing and backed by grassy dunes, ideal for sunbathing. At low tide the beach opens out, connecting up with small coves to the north and south and at high tide the beach becomes very sheltered from swell and winds due to the cliffs. A popular beach with families, Porthcothan is not […]
  • Porthchapel Beach Porthchapel Beach - Porthchapel Beach South facing sheltered cove, surrounded by cliffs. Access to Porthchapel beach is along a narrow cliff path with a rock climb down to the beach. Only suitable for the agile and able bodied. A dog ban operates from Easter to October. You can surf this beach. Surf rescue equipment is present. Seals often […]
  • Porth Beach Porth Beach Newquay - Porth Beach Porth beach provides a large area of flat golden sand. Very popular with families. Safe bathing. Access: Easy from car park. Disabled access. Seaside Award 2006 Refreshments Toilets Seasonal Dog Ban Regarding disabled access we advise that you contact the local Tourist Information Centre who will be happy to provide further details – […]
  • Port Gaverne Beach Port Gaverne Beach - Port Gaverne Beach Port Gaverne is a sheltered, narrow cove with plenty of sand at low tide. Popular with families as it has plenty of rock pools. Parking in Port Isaac and walk across. No lifeguards. Dogs allowed all year.
  • Polzeath Beach Polzeath Beach - Polzeath Beach Polzeath is a fantastic place to stay and due to its location the winters tend to be fairly mild and the summers lovely and sunny. Whether you are after a self catering cottage, hotel, B&B or campsite there are loads of good places to stay. Polzeath beach, tucked inside the Camel Estuary, has […]
  • Polkerris Beach Polkerris Beach - Polkerris Beach Polkerris beach sits in a small attractive west facing cove in the shelter of a harbour wall. Access – short walk to the beach from car park. Seasonal dog ban.
  • Perranporth Beach Perranporth Beach - Perranporth Beach Perranporth beach enjoys 3 miles of golden sand, backed by high cliffs/dunes. Popular beach with families. River flows onto the beach near the Ponsmere hotel which is great for kids to paddle in. Beach bar, with live music on some nights. Access Disabled access. Services Refreshments Beach shop Cafe Lifeguard. All year dog […]
  • Pentewan Beach Pentewan Beach - Pentewan Beach East facing Pentewan Beach has over half a mile of sand and is surrounded by Pentewan caravan park Access – flat easy access to the beach. Refreshments and toilets Disabled access All year dog ban
  • Pendower Beach Pendower Beach - Pendower Beach Popular family beach, south facing about a mile long and sandy. Joins with Carne beach at low tide. Owned by the National Trust. There are coffee/tea and lunch facilities in the hotels at each end. Excellent views along the coastline. National Trust Car Park. Toilets. Disabled Access. All year dog friendly beach (on […]
  • Par Sands Beach Par Sands Beach - Par Sands Beach Large expanse of firm sand with dunes. South facing beach which is popular in the summer. Access – the beach is easily reached from the adjacent car park. Refreshments and toilets Seaside Award 2006
  • Padstow Beach Padstow Beach - Padstow Beach St George’s Well and Harbour Cove are Padstow’s two closest beaches. Good areas of sand even at high tide. Beaches are accessible but only by a considerable walk. East facing with facilities in Padstow only.
  • Northcott Mouth Beach Northcott Mouth Beach - Northcott Mouth Beach Mixture of pebbles and sand. Large areas of sand at low tide. Access from the National Trust Car Park, short decent on road to beach. Amenities: National Trust owned car park close by with toilets and a caravan-cafe open during holiday season only. Dogs: Dog friendly beach. Lifeguard service: Lifeguards on this […]
  • Nansidwell (Woodlands) Beach – Falmouth - Nansidwell (Woodlands) Beach – Falmouth Between Maenporth and Mawnan Smith there is a footpath that leads down through some beautiful wooded areas and ends at a little beach, part of an area looked after by the National Trust. Mixture of sand with some shingle interspersed with rocks. A five to ten minute walk. Maybe longer […]
  • Mullion Cove Beach Mullion Cove Beach - Mullion Cove Beach Small harbour side beach at low tide. Access – A short walk from the car park. All year dog friendly beach. Toilets Sand chairs available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact Kerrier District Council on 01209 614397
  • Millendreath Beach Millendreath Beach - Millendreath Beach South facing small cove of sand very popular with families. The surrounding area is largely taken up by a holiday park, which has many facilities open to the public. Access – level easy access from parking nearby. Toilets Disabled access All year dog ban Cafe (currently closed)
  • Mawgan Porth Beach Mawgan Porth Beach – Newquay - Mawgan Porth Beach A large popular family beach, west facing between two steep headlands. Plenty of sand at high tide. Access – easily accessible from the car park across the road. Facilities Refreshments and toilets Lifeguard Seaside Award 2006 Disabled access Beacon Cove- On the southern headland Beacon Cove beach can be reached which is […]
  • Marazion Beach Marazion Beach - Marazion Beach Marazion beach enjoys with spectacular views to St Michaels Mount and the bay beyond, Mounts Bay, recently voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world. At low tide access to St Michael’s Mount is by way of a causeway, once walked by pilgrims whilst at high tide a gentle boat ride […]
  • Maenporth Beach Maenporth Beach Falmouth - Maenporth Beach Maenporth beach is an attractive East facing beach of sand, set between small headlands, which give good shelter. The beach gently slopes and has shallow water which is great for children. Parking is right on the beach, £1.50 aprox per day. Disabled Access. Seasonal Dog Ban. Beach cafe and shop selling snacks, drinks, […]
  • Lusty Glaze Beach - Newquay Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay - Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay One of the smallest of Newquay’s main beaches, well sheltered by surrounding high cliffs. Bathing huts on beach. Popular with families. Surfing, rockpools, beach activities, parking, good food, Reached either by walking along the sands northward from the town centre or from a path on the cliff top. Refreshments at […]
  • Looe Beach - Looe Beach Looe Beach is a shingle beach with areas of rock to explore at low tide. Popular with the locals and boat lovers. There are lots of water sport activities all year round and boat trips from the bay. A bathing area is cordoned off in summer. Access – easy from car park adjacent […]
  • Long Rock Beach Long Rock Beach - Long Rock Beach Western edge of sands that stretch to Marazion. A safe family beach with sand and pebbles. Favoured with Penzance locals as it is the most easily accessible stretch of sandy beach from town. Swimming here is particularly safe as it takes a lot of walking to get into even waist deep water. […]
  • Loe Bar Beach Loe Bar Beach - Loe Bar Beach Grassy areas, steep sand shelves. Fierce currents, NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING. Car parking half way along cliff road from Porthleven, walk for 5 to 10 minutes along the cliff path to get to the beach. Great start to the Penrose circular walk around the estate and Loe Pool. No facilities at the […]
  • Lantic Bay Beach Lantic Bay Beach - Lantic Bay Beach Isolated and attractive cove of sand Lantic Bay beach has some with some shingle. South facing with views towards Pencarrow Head. Access is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Beach is situated in between Polperro and Polruan. Strong rip current. Access – 15 minute walk down a steep path. Two National Trust […]
  • Lansallos Beach Lansallos Beach - Lansallos Beach Quiet and attractive, Lansallos beach is a south facing cove of sand and rock. Access – parking is by the church with the footpath access beside the church. 20 minute walk down an unmade track, possible, but not easy with pushchairs. All year dog friendly beach.
  • Lamorna Cove Beach Lamorna Cove Beach - Lamorna Cove Beach Small pebble beach at low tide, just beneath the harbour, with lots of large granite boulders. The cove is on the South West Coast Path between Porthcurno and Mousehole. A good spot for swimming. There is pay car park on the quay, and a small cafe. A short walk up the hill […]
  • Kynance Cove Beach Kynance Cove Beach - Kynance Cove Beach A very popular and scenic cove. Mostly covered at high tide, but lovely golden sand at low tide. Great family beach. National Trust Car park with path to beach. There are two paths and it is a good idea to ask the advice of the car park warden which one to take […]
  • Kingsand Beach By Reading Tom Kingsand Beach - Kingsand Beach Small east facing beach of sand and shingle, fairly sheltered. There are rock pools to explore at Kingsand and access to both Kingsand beaches are via slopes and a few steps. There is parking in the centre of Kingsand. Access – Easy Toilets Restaurants and cafe’s are nearby All year dog friendly beach.
  • Kenneggy Sands Beach Kenneggy Sands Beach - Kenneggy Sands Beach Proceeding in the Porthleven direction from Prussia Cove you will come across a secluded bay of sand after about a 10 minute walk. Access via a rocky descent with the aid of a rope. Not suitable for disabled, children or pushchairs.
  • Kennack Sands Beach Kennack Sands Beach - Kennack Sands Beach South East facing beach surrounded with grassy areas. Access – Flat & easy from parking area Toilets by car park Cafe Beach Shop Dogs are banned on the beach from Easter Day to October 1 (west) Dogs allowed all year (east). Sand chairs available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact […]
  • Housel Bay Beach Housel Bay Beach - Housel Bay Beach Housel Bay beach is a ten minutes walk from the Lizard is this popular beach. Access is via a steep cliff path so not suitable for families. Facilities and parking are at Lizard village and Lizard Point. Note there is no sand at low tide. Seasonal dog ban Sand chairs available for […]
  • Holywell Bay Beach – Newquay - Holywell Bay Beach Holywell Bay Beach is a large beach with sand dunes. A shallow stream runs down the beach, perfect for paddling. At high tide there is ample room amongst the dunes. Access Easy level walk from car park Services Refreshment and toilets Seaside Award 2006 Disabled access All year dog friendly beach. (Leads […]
  • Hemmick Beach Hemmick Beach - Hemmick Beach Hemmick beach is a small sandy beach, fairly isolated, south west facing. Very limited parking. Reached by narrow country lanes from Boswinger, west of Gorran Haven near St Austell. All year dog friendly beach.
  • Helford Passage Beach Helford Passage Beach - Helford Passage Beach Attractive area, popular with children and boat lovers alike. Small beach accessible at low tide beside the very popular Ferry Boat Inn. Sit back with a cool drink and watch the children play safely on the beach just yards away. Parking is available in the Inn car park, but in the height […]
  • Hayle Towans Beach Hayle Towans Beach - Hayle Towans Beach Hayle Towans are also known as Upton Towans and can be accessed from several different places in Hayle, such is the large expanse of north west facing golden sands. Towans is the Cornish word for dunes. At low tide all the Hayle beaches join up to provide an impressive stretch of sand […]
  • arlyn Bay Beach Harlyn Bay Beach - Harlyn Bay Beach Eastern side of Trevose Head sits Harlyn Bay. The two thirds of a mile of sand and pebbles are backed by the dunes.
  • Newquay Harbour Beach Harbour Beach Newquay - Harbour Beach Newquay Harbour beach Newquay is a small north facing small beach, part of a working harbour where you can watch the fishermen bring back the catch. Only accessible at low tide. Popular with families due to the safe sheltered bathing. Refreshments Limited parking Toilets.
  • Hannafore Beach Hannafore Beach - Hannafore Beach Hannafore beach nearr Looe is a South facing strip of shingle and sand which opens up to plenty of rock pools at low tide. Access – easily accessible from adjacent car parking along the sea front. Refreshments and toilets Disabled access All year dog friendly beach
  • Gyllyngvase Beach Gyllyngvase Beach - Gyllyngvase Beach BLUE FLAG AWARD Falmouth’s largest beach. A fine crescent of sand popular with families. Disabled Access. Seasonal Dog Ban. Blue Flag Award. Gyllyngvase Beach has a sand chair to enable access to the beach and the water for visitors with mobility problems. The sand chair needs to be hired in advance. The chair […]
  • Gwithian Towans Beach Gwithian Towans Beach - Gwithian Towans Beach At low tide there is a vast amount of sand & plenty of room. Large areas of rock pools, which are great for kids to explore, some caves too. Access to the beach is along a path, through the sand dunes, from the car park. Professional lifeguard cover from May to September, […]
  • Gunwalloe Church Cove Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach - Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach Attractive south west facing cove. There is a tiny church located to the north side of the beach hence the name of Gunwalloe Church Cove. Access – Easy from car park. All year dog friendly beach. Sand chairs available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact Kerrier District Council on […]
  • Great Western Beach Great Western Beach – Newquay - Great Western Beach – Newquay West facing beach reached by walking along sands at low tide, or access via a path between the Barracuda night-club and the Great Western Hotel. Surfing, caves and rock pools. Refreshments and toilets Seaside Award 2006 Lifeguard
  • Gorran Haven Beach Gorran Haven Beach - Gorran Haven Beach East facing sandy beach, popular with families. Access – from car park down a slight incline. Dog friendly beach. Beach shop and toilets. Regarding disabled access we advise that you contact the local Tourist Information Centre who will be happy to provide further details – Mevagissey TIC (01726) 844857
  • Godrevy Beach Godrevy Beach - Godrevy Beach The northen-most tip of Hayle’s ‘3 miles of golden sand’ and probably the most dramatic. Owing to its position Godrevy takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. It is a place of moods ranging from buckets and spades on a sunny […]
  • Flushing Beach Flushing Beach Falmouth - Flushing Beach Flushing beach is  on both sides of the Kiln Quay that you see in the image above by Tim Green.  Small areas of fine sand with scenic views across the water to Falmouth. To get to the beach, drive right through the village of Flushing and park by the roadside. Limited parking. Flushing […]
  • Newquay Beaches - Fistral Fistral Beach – Newquay - Fistral Beach – Newquay Newquay’s most popular beach. Excellent surfing conditions, a large beach, west facing with fine golden sand. International surfing events regularly take place here. A sandchair is available for hire at Fistral, call 01637 850584 to book in advance, or call in at the beach hire shop or main surf centre. Links […]
  • East Looe Beach East Looe Beach - East Looe Beach Very popular family beach backed by concrete terracing to counteract particularly high tides. Access – flat 10 minute walk from car park Refreshments and Toilets Disabled access Seasonal dog ban Sand chair for the disabled available for hire, please contact Looe Town Trust Seafront Workshops on 01503 263709
  • Durgan Beach Durgan Beach Falmouth - Durgan Beach There are two beaches which tend to be called the generic name of Durgan. Both are small shingle and pebble beaches, one reached by a steep path (known locally as Greeb), the other with easier access from village. Parking is at the top of the hill in a National Trust car park with […]
  • Duckpool Beach Duckpool Beach - Duckpool Beach Ducjkpool beach is west facing, mostly small rocks and pebbles with sand at low tide. Access – Easy level access from National Trust Car Park Toilets available
  • Downderry beach Downderry Beach - Downderry Beach Beach of sand and pebbles with rocks at low tide, south facing, boating. Access – easy from car park Toilets opposite the car park Refreshments Disabled access All year dog friendly beach
  • Daymer Bay Beach Daymer Bay Beach - Daymer Bay Beach Long stretches of sand with sand dunes. Views across Camel Estuary. Access: Short walk from car park overlooking the beach Refreshments and Toilets Parking All year dog friendly
  • Crooklets Beach Crooklets Beach - Crooklets Beach A short walk from Bude town centre along the coast path (5 mins). Crooklets beach is adjacent to Summerleaze Beach, just past the open air sea pool. Although a little pebbly and rocky at the top, Crooklets Beach offers a huge expanse of golden sand once the tide is out. It is very […]
  • Crantock Beach Newquay Crantock Beach Newquay - Crantock Beach Newquay Large expanse of golden sand surrounded by dunes. Rockpools and caves. Access – Difficult through steep dunes Refreshments Lifeguard Parking and Toilets Dog friendly
  • Crackington Haven by Beach Crackington Haven Beach - Crackington Haven Beach A long descent into Crackington Haven leads to a small yet popular beach encased on either side by steep dark cliffs. The beach is privately owned by St. Genny’s Parisch Council and a local landowner. Due to its popularity in the summer and the small size of the village, the beach can […]
  • Coverack Beach Coverack Beach - Coverack Beach This small east facing beach is overlooked by an attractive fishing village. Toilets and refreshments located in the village. Access – Easy from Car Park All year dog friendly beach Sand chairs available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact Kerrier District Council on 01209 614397
  • Constantine Bay Beach Constantine Bay Beach - Constantine Bay Beach A west facing long sandy beach with a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall. It is separated from its neighbour, Booby’s Bay, to the north, by a thin rocky point; bordered by a large rocky reef to the south and backed by a network of sand dunes. At […]
  • Charlestown Beach Charlestown Beach - Charlestown Beach Charlestown Beach is a large, stoney very safe private harbour beach with Tall ships and children’s playground. Close by is the Charlestown Heritage Centre Access – disabled access south side Refreshments and toilets All year dog ban
  • Cornwall Beaches Chapel Porth Beach Chapel Porth Beach - Chapel Porth Beach Large expanse of sand at low tide, only rocks at high. Rock pools and caves to explore. National Trust car park and beach cafe serving legendary ‘hedgehog’ ice creams – cornish ice cream, covered in clotted cream and topped with crushed hazlenuts, scrumptious! Hot and cold drinks and good food also available. […]
  • Cawsand Beach Cawsand Beach - Cawsand Beach Small east facing beach of sand and shingle, fairly sheltered. Parking nearby. Ferry service to the Barbican in Plymouth which is a pleasant trip across Plymouth Sound. Access – Easy Seasonal Dog Ban Toilets
  • Castle Beach Falmouth Castle Beach Falmouth - Castle Beach Castle beach has a limited shingle beach at high tide but plenty of interesting rock pools to be found at low tide. Parking on the main road, with sloping flat access path plus a few steps down to the beach. Seasonal Dog Ban Toilets Beach cafe selling snacks, ice creams, and buckets, spades […]
  • Carne Beach Carne Beach - Carne Beach A continuation of Pendower Beach. At high tide there is a little beach, but at low tide there is plenty of sand and shingle with rocks at either end. South facing with good views. Access – from large National Trust car park Toilets Disabled access to beach There are coffee/tea and lunch facilities […]
  • Carlyon Bay Beach Carlyon Bay Beach St Austell - Carlyon Bay Beach – St Austell Carlyon Bay Beach is made up of three beaches – Crinnis Beach, Shorthorn Beach and Polgaver Beach which together make up what is known as Carlyon Bay, a popular seaside resort just outside of St Austell on Cornwall’s south coast. Please note: at the moment the beach is undergoing […]
  • Carbis Bay Beach Carbis Bay Beach - Carbis Bay Beach Carbis Bay beach is a beautiful beach of approximately 1 mile length. The centre of the beach is home to all the facilities, car park and the Carbis Bay Hotel which has extensive grounds leading down to the edge of the beach. Being north by northeast facing, the beach rarely gets surf […]
  • Cape Cornwall Beach Cape Cornwall Beach - Cape Cornwall Beach From the village of St Just follow the signs for Cape Cornwall. There is a limited stoney beach here, however the walk around the Cape has some of the best scenery and is perfect for picnics. Both Boat and Priest Coves are fishing coves. Park in the National Trust car park Refreshments […]
  • Cadgwith Beach Cadgwith Beach - Cadgwith Beach This attractive fishing village has two small east facing beaches. The main beach is home to many fishing boats and consists of grey shingle. Access – park at main village car park. Cadgwith Cove (South) – Seasonal Dog Ban Cadgwith Cove (East) – All year dog friendly Sand chairs available for hire on […]
  • Bossiney Cove Beach Bossiney Cove Beach - Bossiney Cove Beach A few minutes along the road from Tintagel towards Boscastle. A beautiful hidden gem, bossiney cove beach is a large sandy beach is accessible only via a footpath over farm land and steep man-made steps down the cliffs. No Lifeguards. Ample parking. Toilets and telephone 10 minute walk from Beach. Dogs allowed […]
  • Battery Rock Beach Battery Rock Beach Penzance - Battery Rock Beach Penzance The beaches that appear at low tide near the area of the Promenade are known by several names, depending in which part you are on. Battery Rock beach is right by the art deco open air Jubilee swimming pool, which is open to the public for a small charge. Heading towards […]

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