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Beaches in Cornwall

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Discover and visit some of the best beaches in Cornwall by using this handy guide

Showcasing some of the finest sands and renowned surfing across the UK, there are Cornwall beaches perfect for everyone.

Explore a wide range of beaches in Cornwall, from expansive sands bursting with life to hidden coves away from crowds. This guide to Cornwall’s best beaches covers all bases, from sunbathing along coastlines, or try some exhilarating water sports.

Cornwall Beaches

Newquay offers a wide range of beaches for all your surfing, sunbathing, and relaxing needs. Spend a relaxing day at Carbis Bay Beach with your pet, stroll along Whitsand Bay‘s golden sands, or simply explore Polzeath Beach. Experience a Cornish surfing holiday by visiting the iconic Fistral Beach, where hundreds of surfers meet to ride the impressive swells from the Atlantic Ocean. Other must-see destinations include Castle Beach, East Looe Beach, Gwithian Towans Beach, and Great Western Beach.

Keep reading to find the best Cornwall Beach in the UK for you…

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  • Towan Beach

    Towan Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Bring the whole family along to this glorious sandy beach, popular for swimming and engulfed in splendid coastal scenery.

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  • Trebarwith Strand Beach

    Trebarwith Strand Beach

    Dog Friendly

    A popular beach, located just south of Tintagel and backed by rugged cliffs and intriguing caves, making this National Trust protected beach the ideal spot for exploring the remarkable coast.

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  • Tregardock Beach

    Tregardock Beach

    Tregardock Beach
    PL33 9ED

    This huge sandy beach situated in North Cornwall is covered in ledges of rock and stretches around 700 metres when the tide is out.

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  • Tregirls Beach

    Tregirls Beach

    S W Coast Path
    PL28, UK

    This sandy beach, also referred to as “Harbour Cove,” is located on the west side of the Camel Estuary and offers a lovely setting toward the harbour.

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  • Trevellas Cove, St Agnes

    Trevellas Cove

    St. Agnes
    TR5 0YW

    A picturesque seaside cove within a short walk from St Agnes, where relics of the Blue Hills mine remain.

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  • Trevone Bay

    Trevone Bay

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Trevone Bay is a long, thin sandy beach beautifully placed along the Trevone Head Heritage Coast in North Cornwall.

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  • Treyarnon Bay

    St Merryn
    PL28 8JR

    A lovely, sandy beach flanked by sand dunes in the charming village of St Merryn. This popular beach boasts excellent sand and nooks during low tide.

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    Wherrytown Beach

    Wherrytown Beach
    TR18 4NX

    Come to this Cornwall beach and enjoy the long stretch of pebbles that rests between Penzance and Newlyn. Here, you will find clean and safe waters for swimming, as well as easy access to and from the promenade.

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  • Whipsiderry Beach

    Whipsiderry Beach

    Whipsiderry Beach
    Near Newquay
    TR7 3LX

    Voted in Sunday Times Europe’s Best Beaches is Whipsiderry Beach. This hidden gem near Newquay is quiet and sheltered, home to caves, rock pools and dry sand for sheltered sunbathing.

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  • Whitsand Bay

    Whitsand Bay

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This 3-mile-long sandy beach is a hit with adrenaline seekers, resting within a stone’s throw of the wonderful resort of Looe.

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