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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.  You can check out our page on holiday essentials stuff you might want to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall.

There is such a wide range to suit 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!

You may find our dog-friendly beach guide useful.

The Beaches Cornwall

The Beaches Cornwall – Chapel Porth Beach at Sunset



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  • Whipsiderry Beach Whipsiderry Beach – Dog friendly beach Great for explorers - Whipsiderry Beach Steep steps to reach the beach. At low tide as there is lots to explore; caves, rock pools and dry sand for sheltered sunbathing if the wind is blowing offshore. Whipsiderry Beach is a ten-minute drive from Newquay centre but there is limited parking on-site, there are no lifeguards and dogs are allowed […]
  • Widemouth Bay Beach Widemouth Bay Beach – One mile of flat beautiful sand - 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 Baay Beach By rich f28 Whitsand Bay Beach – 4 Miles of Sand and Rocks - Whitsand Bay Beach A four-mile stretch of sand and rocks. Mostly covered at high tide, southwest facing. The beach stretches from Stretching from Portwrinkle in the west to Rame Head. Cormorants and Kestrels are a common sight and Peregrine Falcons nest in the cliff faces of Rame Head. There are rip currents so swimmers and […]
  • Watergate Bay beach Watergate Bay Beach – Newquay - Watergate Bay Beach – Newquay The large expanse of fine golden sand at the foot of steep cliffs is the outstanding feature of watergate bay. Annual surfing events and the famous Extreme Academy for all manner of exciting sports activities such as kite surfing, mountain boarding, etc. Level paths down from the car park. The […]
  • Vault Beach Vault Beach – Secluded quiet beach - Vault Beach A 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. A sheltered beach on the east of Dodman Point. A beach of sand and shingle suitable for swimmers but no lifeguards. One end of […]
  • Trevone Bay Beach Trevone Bay Beach – Popular Sandy beach with good facilities - 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. Trevone Bay beach has golden sand and little alcoves to sit and watch away the day. The cliffs to the […]
  • Trebarwith Strand Beach Trebarwith Strand Beach – Popular family beach with good surf - Trebarwith 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 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. Due to its position close to town and within easy walking distance of many hotels and guest houses it is one of […]
  • 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 has […]
  • Talland Bay Beach Talland Bay Beach - Talland Bay Beach The is a south-facing beach of shingle with some sand. It consists of two separated shingle beaches that expose good sand of sand and rock pools on low tides. Parking and facilities are close to the beach. Lekerock Cove accessed from the coast path has a small area of sand. Access – […]
  • Swanpool Beach Swanpool Beach - Swanpool Beach An East facing the sheltered beach. There is level access to the beach via an adjacent car park across the road. A popular beach with visitors and locals. Kayak and SUP board hire is usually available.  The beach offers a great view of Falmouth Bay and you will often see large tankers and […]
  • Summerleaze Beach Summerleaze Beach – Bude Close to town Surrounded by Dunes - 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 watchful 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 Follow us on Facebook You can find details of the  South West […]
  • Surfers Guide West Cornwall Sennen Cove Beach – Loved by Surfers and Families - Sennen Cove Beach A mile-long bay of golden sand, plenty of rock pools at low tide on either side of the beach. 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. Sennen Cove Beach – Surfing Being […]
  • Seaton Beach Seaton Beach – Large Beach Good Parking - Seaton Beach A 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. The River Seaton flows over the beach and attracts children as it is a safe place to play. The beach is sheltered by the cliffs […]
  • Sandymouth Beach Sandymouth Beach – A National Trust Beach - Sandymouth Beach Owned by the  National Trust the Beach is a sandy beach that joins up with Northcott on big spring low tides. Walk down a winding path to the beach from the car park. A popular but unspoilt beach of pebbles and sand backed by incredibly twisted cliffs. There is an attractive walk that […]
  • Rock Beach Rock Beach - Rock Beach Continuation of Daymer Bay and backed by dunes, bathers beware of tidal currents. A long stretch of sand down to the estuary. Surrounded by sand dunes beyond the dunes is St Enodoc Golf Course. Although a very popular beach there is plenty of room. Care must be taken when swimming to the tidal […]
  • ReadyMoney Cove Beach Readymoney Cove Beach – Easy Access Beach close to town - Readymoney Cove Beach Southeast facing sandy cove overlooking the Fowey Estuary. Access – Easy from the car park via a 5-minute walk. Seasonal Dog Ban.A lovely beach to sit and enjoy the comings and goings of the marine traffic entering and leaving the deepwater harbour of Fowey. Seaside Award 2006 Follow us on Facebook You […]
  • West Cornwall Fishing Guide - Prussia Cove Prussia Cove Beach – Discover a historical smugglers 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 – Good swimming and Easy Access - Praa Sands Beach Southwest beach facing a long stretch of golden sand with good bathing. Access – Easy access from the 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. On the […]
  • Portwrinkle Beach Portwrinkle Beach - Portwrinkle Beach The Beach is southwest facing a small beach of rocks and sand, with the limited beach at high tide. Access – easy Refreshments and toilets Seasonal dog ban Disabled access [su_wikipedia_link subjectbold=”Portwrinkle Beach” wikipage=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portwrinkle”]It is at the western end of Whitsand Bay five miles (8 km) south-west of Saltash. Portwinkle was traditionally a […]
  • 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. There are a number of holiday cottages in Portscatho [su_wikipedia_link subjectbold=”Portscaho Beach” wikipage=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portscatho”]Portscatho (Cornish: Porthskathow) is a coastal village […]
  • Portreath Beach Portreath Beach – Large popular beach with fine sand - 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 – Excellent Surfing and Swimming beach - Porthtowan Beach BLUE FLAG AND SEASIDE AWARDS 2006 A large Northwest facing sandy beach. This beach is very popular with surfers, and good family beach, children’s park beside the top end of the beach. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the sans to Chapel Porth Beach. However, you must check the tide […]
  • Porthoustock Beach Porthoustock Beach – A divers Beach and easy launch to explore the Shipwrecks - 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. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Porthoustock is a very large concrete building on the beach where aggregate from the nearby quarry […]
  • Portholland Beach Portholland Beach – For careful swimmers only - Portholland Beach Two small beaches of grey stones and rocky outcrops make up the beaches of this village. Beaches covered at high tide. There are strong undercurrents with large breaking waves. Do not use inflatables and there is always a risk of rock falls from the cliffs so do not picnic immediately at the foot […]
  • Porthminster Beach Porthminster Beach - Porthminster Beach A 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 […]
  • St Ives Beaches Porthmeor Porthmeor Beach - Porthmeor Beach Popular surfing and bodyboarding beach, with a surf school located on the beach in the main season. Porthmeor beach is popular with families, the beach is north facing and overlooked by the Tate Gallery. With a wide expanse of soft golden sand, the beach is also the recipient of a Blue Flag and […]
  • Porthluney Cove Beach Porthluney Cove Beach (or Caerhays)- A large expanse of golden sand - 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 Information […]
  • Porthleven Beach Porthleven Beach – A thrilling reef break for skilled surfers. - Porthleven Beach 3 miles of sand and shingle steeply shelving which beach almost disappears on the high tide. The beach which stretches east from the granite pier in front of thePorthleven Institute and clock tower to Loe Bar and Gunwalloe. Three miles of sand and steeply shelving shingle running east from the historic Porthleven harbour. When the […]
  • Porthgwidden Beach Porthgwidden Beach St Ives – Small sheltered beach a sun trap - Porthgwidden Beach The smallest beach in St Ives, near to the Island, is 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 […]
  • Porthgwarra Beach Porthgwarra Beach – A small secluded beach for explorers - Porthgwarra Beach This beach is 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 is present at the beach. The sand here is only at low tide. However, you are […]
  • Porthcurno Beach Porthcurno Beach – Stunning views and a fine sandy beach - Porthcurno Beach Southeast 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 Minack […]
  • Porthcurnick Beach Porthcurnick Beach – National Trust beach with great Rockpools to explore. - Porthcurnick Beach Beautiful southeast facing sandy cove. The 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 ut make certain of the tide times before you go […]
  • Porthcothan Bay Beach Porthcothan Bay Beach – Popular sheltered family 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 Bay Beach […]
  • Porthchapel Beach Porthchapel Beach – a Local favourite for the able bodied - 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 the beach is generally a quiet place favoured by locals who access it via a narrow cliff path. The beach lies […]
  • Porth Beach Porth Beach Newquay - Porth Beach The beach provides a large area of flat golden sand. Very popular with families. Safe bathing.  It should be noted that when the tide turns it comes back in very quickly and you should note the tide times before swimming.   It is a short walk along the South West Coast path to Whipsiderry […]
  • Port Gaverne Beach Port Gaverne Beach – Sheltered beach perfect for Rock Pooling - 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. A National Trust owned beach that has remained almost unchanged in hundreds of years. It was once Once a thriving port […]
  • Polzeath Beach Polzeath Beach – Popular Surfing 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. The beach is tucked inside the Camel Estuary, has […]
  • Polkerris Beach Polkerris Beach – Small attractive beach sheltered by a harbour wall - Polkerris Beach The beach sits in a small attractive west-facing cove in the shelter of a harbour wall. Access a short walk to the beach from the car park. Seasonal dog ban. The beach is located 2 miles west of Fowey. A sandy beach is ideal for families, with facilities, including a slipway, right by […]
  • Perranporth Beach Perranporth Beach – 3 Miles of golden sand and sand dunes - Perranporth Beach This beach enjoys 3 miles of golden sand, backed by high cliffs/dunes. A popular beach with families. The 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. Miles of really golden a huge surf makes Perranporth a […]
  • Pentewan Beach Pentewan Beach – Free parking and equipment hire - Pentewan Beach Anj East-facing beach has over half a mile of sand and is surrounded by Pentewan caravan park.  The beach is suitable for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and with a slipway for sailing (canoes and dinghies available for hire). Free car parking, cafes and toilets are provided in Pentewan village 500 metres from […]
  • Pendower Beach Pendower Beach – A popular Family 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 leads […]
  • Par Sands Beach Par Sands Beach – Great paddling beach - Par Sands Beach The large expanse of firm sand with dunes. The south-facing beach which is popular in the summer. The beach is south facing beach with sand dunes. There are many paths through the dunes as well as a small lake. Access – the beach is easily reached from the adjacent car park. Refreshments […]
  • Northcott Mouth Beach Northcott Mouth Beach – Good Rockpolls and reef breaks surfers. - Northcott Mouth Beach A mixture of pebbles and sand. Large areas of sand at low tide and a National Trust beach. At low tide, the wreck of the SS Belem can be seen. Wrecked in November 1917, the propeller shaft was salvaged and used as metal support for Barrel Rock at the end of Bude […]
  • Nansidwell Beach Falmouth – An adventurous climb down - Nansidwell 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. A mixture of sand with some shingle interspersed with rocks. A five to ten-minute walk. Maybe longer on the […]
  • Mullion Cove Beach Mullion Cove Beach – Small sandy beach in beautiful historic harbour - Mullion Cove Beach Small harbourside beach at low tide. A small sandy beach, mostly covered at high tide, next to the historic lifeboat station and picturesque Mullion harbour. All of which is now looked afer by the National Trust Access – A short walk from the car park. All year dog-friendly beach. Toilets Sand chairs […]
  • Millendreath Beach Millendreath Beach – Small sandy cove popular with families - 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. The beach lies at the foot of a wooded valley.  A sheltered cove at low tide has sands and rock pools to explore. At […]
  • 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.  Motorcycles may park without charge in a designated Motorcycle Parking Space, and in other areas of the car park where it does not cause […]
  • Marazion Beach Marazion Beach – Spectacular views of St Michael’s Mount - Marazion Beach This beach enjoys spectacular views to St Michael’s 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 takes […]
  • Maenporth Beach Maenporth Beach Falmouth - Maenporth Beach This 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, £4.00per day. Disabled Access. Seasonal Dog Ban. Beach cafe and shop selling snacks, drinks, ice creams, buckets and […]
  • Lusty Glaze Beach - Newquay Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay A popular family beach - Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay Lusty Glaze beach is one of the smallest of Newquay’s main beaches, well sheltered by surrounding high cliffs. Bathing huts on the beach. Popular with families. Surfing, rockpools, beach activities, parking, good food.  Lusty Glaze is a private beach and the owners have the right to close the beach when […]
  • Loe Beach – Shingle beach A popular boating beach - Loe Beach The 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 the car park […]
  • Long Rock Beach Long Rock Beach – A great windsurfers Beach - Long Rock Beach The 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 – Lovely walk but not safe for swimming - Loe Bar Beach Grassy areas, steep sand shelves. Fierce currents, NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING. Car parking halfway 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 beach […]
  • Lantic Bay Beach Lantic Bay Beach – National Trust Car Parks – Strong Currents - Lantic Bay Beach Isolated and attractive cove of sand Lantic Bay 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. A strong rip current. Access – 15 minute walk down a steep path. Two National Trust […]
  • Lansallos Beach Lansallos Beach – Attractive Cove – 20 minute walk. - Lansallos Beach The walk is too long and steep for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Access to the Beach is via a path through a gap in the rocks. Parsons Cove is via the coast path with another steep path to the beach. Quiet and attractive, Lansallos beach is a south-facing cove of sand and rock. Access […]
  • Lamorna Cove Beach Lamorna Cove Beach – Popular swimming and diving 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 a pay car park on the quay and a small cafe. A short walk up the […]
  • Kynance Cove Beach Kynance Cove Beach – Fun and Adventure on a beautiful 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 a path to the beach.  There are no lifeguards on duty at Kynance Cove beach.   There are two paths and it is a good idea […]
  • Kingsand Beach By Reading Tom Kingsand Beach – Pebbles and fun Rockpooling - Kingsand Beach The 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. Overlooks Plymouth Sound and has a great view of the almost constant coming and […]
  • Kenneggy Sands Beach Kenneggy Sands Beach – Access via a rope – only for the fit and able - 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. There are no facilities or parking and difficult access. Follow us on […]
  • Kennack Sands Beach Kennack Sands Beach – Popular family beach with lots to see and explore - Kennack Sands Beach South-East facing beach surrounded with grassy areas. Kennack Sands is on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. not far from the tip. A large amount of sand is exposed at low tide, with a stream and rock pools.  on the east are the remains of a number of World War II […]
  • Housel Bay Beach Housel Bay Beach – Access difficult - Housel Bay Beach Housel Bay Beach is a ten minutes walk from the Lizard is a 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 are available […]
  • Holywell Bay Beach By AisforAmy91 Holywell Bay Beach – Newquay Surfing and Bodyboarding fun - 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.  Exposed to large Atlantic swells it is very popular with surfers and bodyboarders.  It is home to the Holywell Bay Surf Life […]
  • Hemmick Beach Hemmick Beach- A secluded beach - Hemmick Beach This small attractive sandy beach is situated just to the west of Dodman Point on the Roseland Peninsula. Access is via a steep, narrow lane parking at the National Trust. A 10-minute walk across the fields to reach the beach is enough to ensure that the beach remains fairly quiet even at the […]
  • Helford Passage Beach Helford Passage Beach – Popular boating beach with good facilites - 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 – Large expanse of Sands Popular Surfing 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 northwest 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 popular […]
  • arlyn Bay Beach Harlyn Bay Beach – Very popular beach with surf sccools - Harlyn Bay Beach One of the most popular family beaches in Cornwall. Sand and pebbles with rock pools and sand dunes to explore. Surf schools operate from the beach. The southwest coastal path will take you to Mother Iveys Bay and Trevose Head. See the link below for information on the Coastal path. Follow us […]
  • Newquay Harbour Beach Harbour Beach Newquay : Safe sheltered bathing - 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. Close to the town centre so an easy walk from many hotels and guest houses. As the harbour dries out at low […]
  • Hannafore Beach Hannafore Beach – A Rockpooling favourite - Hannafore Beach Hannafore beach at West Looe is a South facing strip of shingle and sand which opens up to plenty of rock pools at low tide where you can find Starfish and Crabs.  There is a long promenade with cafes etc. facilities. You can walk the South West Coastal Path here to Polperro which […]
  • Gyllyngvase Beach Gyllyngvase Beach – Falmouth’s largest 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. RNLI Professional lifeguard cover from May to […]
  • Gunwalloe Church Cove Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach – A favourite beach with a church is a magical setting - Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach Attractive southwest facing cove. There is a tiny church located to the north side of the beach hence the name of Gunwalloe Church Cove.  The church was featured in the most recent TV series of Poldark, This is a National Trust owned beach on the Lizard Peninsula. A  nice stretch of […]
  • Great Western Beach Great Western Beach – Newquay A popular Family Beach - Great Western Beach – Newquay A West facing beach reached by walking along sands at low tide, or access via a path between the Barracuda nightclub and the Great Western Hotel. Surfing, .with caves in the surrounding cliffs and rock pools to explore at low tide Great Western is a popular family beach. It’s backed […]
  • Gorran Haven Beach Gorran Haven Beach – A sheltered popular family beach - Gorran Haven Beach East facing sandy beach, popular with families. It is fairly sheltered, village facilities are nearby close to hand. There is a stone pier and a small harbour built when Pilchards were the main livelihood. Most boats operating now are running fishing trips.   Access – from the car park down a slight […]
  • Godrevy Beach Godrevy Beach - Godrevy Beach The northern-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 – The beach for bold thrill seekers - Fistral Beach – Newquay Newquay’s most popular beach. Excellent surfing conditions, a long sandy beach, west facing with fine golden sand. International surfing events regularly take place here. Seen as the birthplace of surfing in the UK it is home to many surf festivals, events and competitions. Fistral beach is home to the famous Cribber. […]
  • East Looe Beach East Looe Beach – Popular Sandy beach with all facilities - East Looe Beach Very popular family beach backed by concrete terracing to counteract particularly high tides. Access – a flat 10-minute walk from the 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 Follow us on […]
  • Durgan Beach Durgan Beach Falmouth – National Trust below Glendurgan Gardens - Durgan Beach There are two beaches that 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 the village. Parking is at the top of the hill in a National Trust car park […]
  • Duckpool Beach Duckpool Beach – Great for Rockpooling Not for swimming - Duckpool Beach The beach is west facing, mostly small rocks and pebbles with sand at low tide. There is a spectacular 100-meter high Steeple Point Cliff that dominates the beach. A beautiful although NOT suitable for swimming with extremely dangerous and no lifeguard cover is provided. Wartime Anti-tank blocks can be found along the beach. […]
  • Downderry beach Downderry Beach – Great beach for snorkelers - Downderry Beach Beach of sand and pebbles with rocks at low tide, south-facing, boating. A sheltered beach with shingle and rock pools at low tide.Cars can be parked in the village centre. A small slip road gives access to the beach for those launching boats. On a low tide, it is possible to walk top […]
  • Daymer Bay Beach Daymer Bay Beach – An excellent swimming beach - Daymer Bay Beach Long stretches of sand with sand dunes. The beach is at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. It is a sheltered and gently sloping beach ideal for swimming. Lovely views across the Estuary. A short walk from the beach is St Enodoc Church the former Poet Laureate, John Betjeman is buried. Access: […]
  • Crooklets Beach Crooklets Beach – A surfers beach and home to the Bude SLSC - 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 Crantock Beach For Wildlife enthusiasts and Kayaking Adventures - Crantock Beach Newquay The beach is on River Gannel Estuary. There are cliffs and rocks on both sides and it backs onto sand dunes. The most popular area of the beach is next to the river, where there is a National Trust car park.  Dogs are welcome at this and the nearby Holywell Bay beach. […]
  • Crackington Haven by Beach Crackington Haven Beach – Small popular beach surrounded by cliffs - Crackington Haven Beach A long descent into Crackington Haven leads to the small yet popular beach encased on either side by steep dark cliffs. The beach is privately owned by St. Genny’s Parish Council and a local landowner. Due to its popularity in the summer and the small size of the village, Crackington Haven beach […]
  • Coverack Beach Coverack Beach – Lovely Pebble beach in fishing village - Coverack Beach This small east-facing beach is overlooked by an attractive fishing village. Toilets and refreshments are located in the village. Access – Easy from Car Park All year dog-friendly beach Sand chairs are available for hire on rotation throughout Kerrier, please contact Kerrier District Council on 01209 614397 Follow us on Facebook You can […]
  • Visit Cornwall TVConstantine Bay Constantine Bay Beach – Great surfing 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 high […]
  • Charlestown Beach Charlestown Beach – A Safe Harbour Beach - Charlestown Beach The Beach is a large, stoney very safe private harbour beach with Tall ships and a children’s playground. Close by is the Charlestown Heritage Centre Access – disabled access southside Refreshments and toilets All year dog ban Follow us on Facebook You can find details of the  South West Coast path Check here […]
  • Cornwall Beaches Chapel Porth Beach Chapel Porth Beach – Wonderful expanse and a National Trust Cafe - Chapel Porth Beach The large expanse of sand at low tide stretches from St Agnes head to Porthtowan Beach on a low tide. Check tide times before setting off on this walk as the tide comes in very quickly and there is always the danger you could get caught.  Check with Lifeguards. Only Rocks at […]
  • Cawsand Beach Cawsand Beach – Easy Access Family Friendly Beach - Cawsand Beach The 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. Boat hire is available and there is a slipway. Cawsand and Kingsand is a17th Century fishing village. Narrow twisting streets and pretty pastel-coloured houses and can […]
  • Castle Beach Falmouth Castle Beach Falmouth – Wonderful Rock Pools at Low water. - 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 a sloping flat access path plus a few steps down to the beach. Thebeach is very popular offshore with SUP boarders from the adjoining Gyllingvase […]
  • Carne Beach Carne Beach – National Trust 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 the beach There are coffee/tea and lunch […]
  • Carlyon Bay Beach Carlyon Bay Beach – St Austell - Carlyon Bay Beach – St Austell The 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 development […]
  • Carbis Bay Beach Carbis Bay Beach – A family friendly beach - Carbis Bay Beach Carbis Bay beach is a beautiful beach approximately 1-mile in 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 and […]
  • Cape Cornwall Beach Cape Cornwall Beach – Wonderful views on a small stoney beach - Cape Cornwall Beach From the village of St Just follow the signs for Cape Cornwall. The beach is a small stoney beach. 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. There are toilets in the car park. It […]
  • Cadgwith Beach Cadgwith Beach – Small safe shingle 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 are 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 accessible only via a footpath over the farmland and steep man-made steps down the cliffs. No Lifeguards. Ample parking. Toilets and telephone 10 minute walk from Beach. Dogs allowed all year. […]
  • Battery Rock Beach Battery Rock Beach Penzance – A great popular swimming beach - 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 Newlyn […]
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