Cornwall is an unbelievable area of South england to check out! With stunning coastal towns, some quite incredible castles and most beautiful hotels, it’s the type of location that’s as lovely as it is gorgeous. This disappears real than with the attractive shoreline which is house to a few of Cornwall’s finest beaches to check out.

Over the years we have actually been to Cornwall a number of times and constantly discover a brand-new little cove, beach or coast too picturesque to miss out on. With over 400 miles of shoreline, you’ll be ruined for option!

So to make things much easier we wished to share our preferred areas in Cornwall where you can discover an excellent beach. From little coves to more popular and vibrant locations, I ensure there will be a couple of gems that you will like.

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Take an appearance, listed below, at the very best beaches in Cornwall to check out. Have a remarkable time checking out the Cornish coast!

1.) Lantic Bay

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Managed by the National Trust, Lantic Bay is a lovely location to check out while checking out the South Cornish coast. About an hour’s drive from Plymouth, this is among the very best beaches in Cornwall to check out if you elegant a brief field trip far from the city streets.

Although pebbly (extremely great stones, not huge) it still has a great deal of beauty and a coastline that matches any sandy beach in Cornwall.

Believe me the beach itself is gorgeous and while it can be a high bend to the coast it is well worth it. Similar to all cliff courses, beware decreasing and remain on the routes. No one desires a careless hiker.

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Finished lapping the waves? Go to Polruan and sign up with the small boats who leap to Fowey. It’s throughout the mouth of the river and both are picturesque.

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2.) Pedn Vounder Beach

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Perched in the bigger Porthcurno Cove location, Pedn Vounder Beach is a stunning location to check out when treking the Southwest Coastal Trail. Not just that, however you likewise have the neighboring Porthcurno beach simply a brief leave. You can quickly do both in one day and stop at Logan Rock to enjoy the sundown.

It’s worth and gorgeous checking out, as long as you use this SPF! Truthfully, the wind is misleading here and you can burn actually quickly!

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3.) Perranporth

Best Cornish beaches to visit

There are a number of reasons that Perranporth is among the very best beaches in Cornwall! Not just does it provide unbelievable browsing chances, however it likewise has a substantial area of golden sand beaches that make this see absolutely picturesque.

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Just down the coast from Newquay it’s actually simple to check out (and often a little quieter) than the town itself.

After a day of browsing, get a huge ice cream sundae from Perran Dairy Ice Cream Parlor. It is so great!

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4.) Pentire Steps Beach

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Just up the coast from Mawgan Porth, Pentire Steps Beach is a bit more remote and often forgotten gem that is well worth a check out. More hard to gain access to than some of Cornwall’s most popular and finest beaches, it is absolutely worth an appearance if you currently take a trip the seaside roadway from Porthcothan.

It is an overall joy and stays fairly calm the majority of the year … even in high season! Simply make certain you take all your beach products with you (it’s a descent) and understand the tides. The tidal varieties can be rather considerable here and it is best to leave prior to the tide shows up.

Then, head to Padstow and canyon yourself at Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar for scrumptious fish and chips.

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5.) Harlyn Bay Beach

Best Cornish beaches to visit

One of Cornwall’s most popular beaches, this is an excellent location for the entire household! Filled with lots of area and sandy coasts, it’s the type of location that’s gorgeous and huge.

Depending on the winds, it’s likewise an excellent beach for browsing, it’s a lot enjoyable! Most importantly, there are likewise lifeguards who enjoy the coasts throughout the summertime.

Also, if you elegant staying in the location, take a look at thePig at Harlyn Bay It’s absolutely beautiful and has such a charming ambiance.

6.) Padstow beaches

Best Cornish beaches to visit

There are a lot of Cornish finest beaches dotted all around Padstow! This makes it an excellent location to check out if you wish to ‘check the water’ and see what you like one of the most.

Some of our favorites are; St George’s Cove, Hawker’s Cove and Butterhole Beach which are fairly near the town itself. , if you are on the other side of the bay take an appearance at Rock Beach which is more best for a walk (even with your canine).. If you’re looking for a somewhat bigger beach (with centers) inspect out Polzeath Beach which isn’t too far at all,

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Best Cornish beaches to visit

7.) Kynance cove

Perhaps among the very best beaches in Cornwall, and photographed somewhere else, Kynance Cove is a gem to check out.

The shoreline has some quite impressive blue-green waters that are so sensational to see on a calm and serene day. Not just that, the vibrant heather and covered stacks are absolutely breathtaking to see on a walking.

All of these gems suggest it can get fairly hectic in Kynance Cove. If you desire to prevent the bulk of the crowds, visit it on weekdays and early in the early morning (specifically because the parking lot fills up rapidly).

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For a longer trek, follow the seaside routes to Lizard Point. Along the method you will have stunning views of the Cornish coast that are 2nd to none!

Best Cornish beaches to visit

8.) Gwithian Beach

Gwithian Beach is popular as an internet users’ haunt and among the very best beaches in Cornwall for its rugged dune.

Located best beside Godrevy Beach, it is a completely gorgeous shoreline that you can quickly check out and stroll in addition to Towans Beach and remain in the gorgeous town of St. Ives.

Best Cornish beaches to visit

Honestly, this is the type of beach that ticks all packages. Surfing, households, pets, dunes … you call it, it’s best for that! Rum & Crab Cabin Then come by the plain

on the coast of St. Ives they serve a few of the tastiest crabs this side of Cornwall.

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9.) Porthmeor Beach

If Towans and gwithian beaches weren’t enough for you, make certain to hurdle St Ives for Porthmeor Beach.[‘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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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11.) Porthcurno Beach

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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! 

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12.) Fistral Beach

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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

Best Beaches in Cornwall To Visit

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

Best Beaches in Cornwall To Visit

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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