Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall boasts over 400 miles of breathtaking shores, each beach telling its own unique story. From the rugged cliffs at Bedruthan Steps to the serene sands of Porthcurno, this directory provides an insightful journey through Cornwall’s coastal wonders.

Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly spot, a quiet retreat, or the ideal wave to ride, this guide is your gateway to the diverse beaches of Cornwall. Let’s embark on a journey to explore the natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture embedded in Cornwall’s coastline, respecting and preserving its pristine environment for generations to come.

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Widemouth Bay

Bude, United Kingdom

Situated a short distance south of the town of Bude, on the north coast of…

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Summerleaze Beach

Bude, United Kingdom

The charming sandy beach known as Summerleaze Beach, is located near Bude, an English seaside…

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Gyllyngvase Beach

Falmouth, United Kingdom

Gyllyngvase Beach, often referred to as ‘Gylly’ by locals, is a prominent beach located in…

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Lantic Bay

Fowey, United Kingdom

Near the villages of Polruan and Fowey, on Cornwall’s south coast in England, lies a…

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Gwithian Towans

Gwithian, Hayle, United Kingdom

The charming Gwithian Towans shoreline is close to the village of Gwithian on Cornwall, England’s…

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Porthkidney Beach

Hayle, United Kingdom

England’s Porthkidney Beach is a gorgeous beachfront strip that can be found close to Lelant…

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Kynance Cove

Helston, United Kingdom

One of Cornwall’s southernmost points, the Lizard Peninsula, is home to the breathtakingly gorgeous beach…

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East Looe Beach

Looe, United Kingdom

Situated on the south coast of Cornwall, England, the popular seaside town of Looe is…

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Marazion Beach

Marazion, United Kingdom

Marazion Beach is a charming section of coastline in Cornwall, England, that is close to…

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Mawgan Porth

Newquay, United Kingdom

Between the well-known villages of Newquay and Padstow on Cornwall’s north coast lies the charming…

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Often referred to as Porth Joke, Polly Joke Beach is a picturesque bay on Cornwall,…

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Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay, Newquay, United Kingdom

Holywell Bay is a charming beach community close to the town of Newquay on Cornwall,…

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Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach, Crantock, Newquay TR8 5RN

Crantock Beach is a serene, sandy haven with dunes, ideal for surfing, family outings, and…

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Lusty Glaze

Newquay, United Kingdom

Lusty Glaze, though privately-owned, welcomes the public to its sandy shores. Enclosed by towering 200ft…

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Watergate Bay

Newquay, United Kingdom

Watergate Bay Beach, located on the north coast of Cornwall, extends over a two-mile stretch…

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Great Western Beach

Newquay, United Kingdom

Located in the heart of Newquay, Great Western Beach is a sandy oasis that first…

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Porth Beach

Newquay, United Kingdom

A short distance from Newquay town lies Porth Beach, a narrow stretch of golden sand.…

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Tolcarne Beach

Newquay, United Kingdom

Tolcarne Beach, located in Newquay, Cornwall, is a crescent-shaped sandy beach renowned for its stunning…

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Towan Beach

Newquay, United Kingdom

Often referred to as the ‘Town Beach’ due to its proximity to Newquay town, Towan…

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Treyarnon Bay

Padstow, United Kingdom

Treyarnon Bay is a picturesque cove on Cornwall’s north coast, between Constantine Bay and Porthcothan…

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Praa Sands

Praa Sands, Penzance, United Kingdom

Between the cities of Helston and Penzance on Cornwall’s south coast in England is the…

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Sennen Cove

Penzance, United Kingdom

The charming Sennen Cove is situated in Cornwall, England’s extreme west. It is well known…

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Perranporth

Perranporth, United Kingdom

The gorgeous and spacious Perranporth Beach is situated on Cornwall, England’s north coast. One of…

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Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Beautiful Porthcurno Beach, which lies far to the west of Cornwall, is a hidden gem…

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Carlyon Bay

St Austell, United Kingdom

Situated close to the town of St Austell on Cornwall’s south coast is a picturesque…

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Porthpean Beach

Saint Austell, United Kingdom

The charming sandy beach of Porthpean is situated close to St Austell on Cornwall, England’s…

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Porthminster Beach

Warren, St. Ives, United Kingdom

The charming sandy beach of Porthminster Beach may be found in the English coastal town…

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Porthmeor Beach

St. Ives, United Kingdom

In the quaint seaside town of St Ives, Cornwall, England’s northwest coast is home to…

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St Ives Harbour Beach

St. Ives, United Kingdom

Located in the center of the quaint seaside town of St Ives, Cornwall, England, is…

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Carbis Bay

St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Carbis Bay, nestled on the Cornish coast, is a serene and picturesque haven known for…

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Kingsand Beach

Torpoint, United Kingdom

Kingsand Beach is a charming and historic stretch of coastline located on the Rame Peninsula…

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Whitsand Bay

Torpoint, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Whitsand Bay is a stunning stretch of coastline located in Cornwall, England. It spans approximately…

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St Mawes

Truro, United Kingdom

Located in the community of St. Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, England, is…

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Porthcurnick Beach

Truro, United Kingdom

Situated on Cornwall’s south coast, England’s Roseland Peninsula is home to the beautiful sandy cove…

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Porthtowan Beach

Truro, United Kingdom

Beautiful sandy Porthtowan Beach is tucked away on Cornwall, England’s north coast. It is well…

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Pendower Beach

Truro, United Kingdom

Pendower Beach is a beautiful and expansive sandy beach located on the Roseland Peninsula in…

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Polzeath Beach

Wadebridge, United Kingdom

Lovely Polzeath Beach is a sandy beach on Cornwall, England’s north coast, close to the…

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