Cornwall is an incredible area South of England explore!and Charming coastal town, Somewhat pretty Incredible castle And most Beautiful hotel, Is the kind of place that is both beautiful and charming. The picturesque coastline is home to some of the best beaches in Cornwall.
Over the years, we have been to Cornwall many times, and we can always find a new cove, beach or coast, the scenery is beautiful and not to be missed. With more than 400 miles of coastline, you will be completely spoiled!
So, to make things easier, we want to share our favorite place in Cornwall, where you can find a great beach. From tiny coves to more lively and popular attractions, I guarantee you will love some gems.
Take a look below, the best beaches in Cornwall. Have a wonderful time exploring the Cornish coast!
1.) Lantic Bay
Lantic Bay is managed by the National Trust and is a great place to explore the south coast of Cornwall.About an hour’s drive from PlymouthIf you want a day trip away from the city streets, this is one of the best beaches in Cornwall.
Although pebbles (very fine stones, not large stones), it is still full of charm, and the coastline matches any sandy beach in Cornwall.
Believe me, the beach itself is amazing, although it may be a steep winding to the shore, it is totally worth it. As with all cliff paths, be careful not to deviate from the path while walking. After all, no one wants a careless hiker.
Have you finished shooting the waves?Drive to Polruan and join boat Then jump to Foy. This is the other side of the estuary, and both are picturesque.
2.) Peden Bonaventure Beach
Pedn Vounder Beach is located in the larger Porthcurno Cove area and is a great place to walk along the southwest coast trail. Not only that, but you also have the nearby Porthcurno beach, just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. In fact, you can easily complete these two tasks in one day and then stop at Logan Rock to enjoy the sunset.
It is beautiful and worth exploring, as long as you apply that SPF! To be honest, the wind here is deceptive, you can burn very fast!
3.) Perrin Porth
Perranporth is one of the best beaches in Cornwall for many reasons! Not only does it have some incredible surfing opportunities, but it also has a large stretch of golden sand, making it a completely idyllic tourist destination.
Just below the coastline of Newquay, it is really easy to visit compared to the town itself (sometimes quieter).
After a day of surfing, buy a huge ice cream sundae from Perran Dairy Ice Cream Parlour. It is so good!
4.) Pentire Steps Beach
Right on the coast of Mawgan Porth, Pentire Steps Beach is a more secluded and sometimes forgotten little gem, well worth a visit. Although it is more difficult to access than some of the more popular and best beaches in Cornwall, if you have already walked along the coastal route from Porthcothan, it is totally worth seeing.
This is totally happy, staying relatively quiet for most of the year…even in the peak season! Make sure to bring all beach supplies with you (this is a trek) and be aware of the tides. The tide range can be very important here, and it is best to leave before the tide returns.
After that, drive to Padstow and taste delicious fish and chips in the canyon of Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar.
5.) Haad Rin Beach
One of the most popular beaches in Cornwall, this is a great place for the whole family to enjoy together! Full of vast spaces and beach coastlines, this is a big and beautiful place.
Depending on the wind, it is also a great surfing beach, very interesting! Most importantly, there are lifeguards who monitor the coast during the summer.
Also, if you want to stay in the area, please check Pigs in Harlem Bay. It is very cute and has such a gorgeous atmosphere.
6.) Padstow Beach
The best beaches in Cornwall are scattered around Padstow! If you want to “test the water” and see which one you like best, this makes it a great place to visit.
Some of our favorites are; St George’s Cove, Hawker’s Cove and Butterhole beaches are closer to town. If you are on the other side of the bay, you can head to the rocky beach that is more suitable for walking (even with your dog).
If you are looking for a larger beach (with facilities), check out Polzeath Beach, which is not too far away.
7.) Cainans Bay
Kynance Cove is probably one of the best beaches in Cornwall, so being photographed is a gem worth visiting.
There are some very spectacular blue-green waters on the coastline, which are so beautiful on calm and calm days. Not only that, but the colorful heathers and haystacks seen while walking are impressive.
All these gems mean that it will become relatively busy at Kynance Cove. Therefore, if you want to avoid most of the crowds, please visit on weekdays and early morning (especially if the parking spaces fill up quickly).
For a longer stroll, follow the coastal trail to Lizard Point. Along the way, you will enjoy unparalleled views of the Cornish coastline!
8.) Gwixian Beach
Gwithian Beach is a well-known gathering place for surfers and one of the best beaches in Cornwall, with wild sand dunes.
It is located next to Godrevy Beach, a great coastline, you can easily stroll and visit Towans Beach and stay in the beautiful St. Ives.
To be honest, this is a beach that meets all the conditions. Surfing, family, dogs, sand dunes…you can name it, it suits it very well!
After that, stop at the unpretentious Rum and Crab Hut On the coast of St. Ives, they serve the most delicious crabs on this side of Cornwall.
9.) Porthmere Beach
If Gwithian and Towans beaches are not enough for you, then you must jump to the other side of St Ives to Porthmeor beach.
It is the largest beach in town and is said to be the best of the best beaches in Cornwall.Although I[‘ll leave you to decide on that one!
Awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness, it’s a stunner of a spot to visit with kids, or alone for a little chill and paddle on the shore.
Afterwards, head to ‘the island’ and ramble across St Ives Head around dusk. The views are lovely on a sunny day.
10.) Watergate Bay
One of our favourite bays in all of Cornwall, Watergate Bay is a total gem to explore and just a stone’s throw from nearby Newquay and the airport.
With its decent waves and golden sand, it’s one of the best beaches in Cornwall for surfers and swimmers. In fact, this is where we first learned to surf – at the surfing school right by the Watergate Bay Hotel.
Fancy staying over? Check into the Watergate Bay Hotel. We stayed here for a long weekend and totally fell in love with it. It has a real seaside and chilled vibe; plus their rooms are gorgeous.
11.) Porthcurno Beach
Some people say that Porthcurno is directly competing against Perranporth to be one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Though, I don’t think there needs to be any competition at all; they’re both totally idyllic.
Nestled against towering cliffs which makes it extraordinary and gorgeous to explore. Plus, the turquoise waters are beautiful on a calm day.
Afterwards, take some time to see the totally iconic The Minack Theatre. It’s so incredible and you might even get to watch a show there!
12.) Fistral Beach
Right on the shores of Newquay, Fistral Beach is probably one of the more famous beaches in Cornwall that’s within easy reach of the town. This means it’s a pretty accessible beach for most which make it great for all the family.
Not only that, Fistral Beach is also the beating heart of the UK’s surfing scene. It’s well worth giving it a shot whilst you’re here.
Yes, you can expect this place to be crowded at times but it’s got a great vibe and lots of amenities within easy reach of the surf.
13.) Treyarnon Bay
A perfect spot to watch the sunset, Treyarnon Bay will never disappoint on a sunny day. With amenities and a small coffee spot, it’s the kind of place that’s well worth a few hours soaking up the rays.
Though, as with most beaches, be cautious of riptides and undercurrents which can be dangerous. Lifeguards are present in the summer months but you should take extreme care nonetheless.
14.) Sennen Cove
Considered one of the most scenic spots in Cornwall, Sennen Cove is great to visit for its impressive waves and picturesque fishing village.
While you are here, you can also hop over to Land’s End which isn’t too far at all. The whole coastline around here is stunning, especially for a ramble to see Enys Dodnan Arch.
Plus, you can easily partner up a trip to Sennen Cove with a visit to Gwynver Beach, too.
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