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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.

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  • Crooklets Beach

    Crooklets Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    With pretty rock pools bordering the coastline and beach huts available to hire, Crooklets Beach is the ideal setting to admire one of Bude’s most popular surfing destinations.

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  • Daymer Bay

    Daymer Bay

    Daymer Bay Beach
    PL27 6LA

    Avoid the crowds at neighbouring beaches, Rock and Polzeath, and enjoy a tranquil day on this secluded, sandy beach.

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  • East Looe Beach

    East Looe Beach

    Wheelchair Accessible

    A large sandy beach, sitting at the front of Looe Old Town and perfect for the whole family to enjoy beachside activities, including sandcastle building, swimming, snorkeling and admiring the charming views.

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  • Eastern Green Beach

    Eastern Green Beach

    Eastern Green
    R18 3DU

    Visitors won’t have to walk far from Penzance to reach this sheltered sand and shingle beach that follows the curve of Mount’s Bay to Long Rock.

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  • Fistral Beach

    Fistral Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Newquay’s iconic Fistral Beach is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world, a beautiful stretch of golden sand that spectators can enjoy while surfers take advantage of the epic swells.

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  • Great Western Beach

    Great Western Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Wheelchair Accessible

    One of Cornwall’s bustling hubs of coastal activity, Great Western Beach is known for its excellent surf and is a hit with the families.

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  • Grebe Beach

    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JR

    Walk through woodland to access this secluded beach with stunning views of the Helford River.

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  • Greenaway Beach

    Greenaway Beach

    S W Coast Path
    PL27 6TE

    Discover the rockpools revealed at low tide at this quiet and secluded beach near Polzeath.

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  • Gwithian Towans Beach

    Gwithian Towans Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    The beach, backed by an appealing row of sand dunes, is a popular destination for surfers with a great Atlantic swell providing exceptional all year round conditions.

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  • gwynver beach

    Gwynver Beach

    S W Coast Path
    TR19 7BD

    Surfing enthusiasts will love the waves at this secluded beach nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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