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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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  • Gyllyngvase Beach

    Gyllyngvase Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    As Falmouth’s largest sandy beach and Blue Flag recipient, Gyllyngvase Beach is the perfect fun day out and great location for water sports, coastal walks and hours of relaxation.

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  • Hannafore Beach

    Hannafore Beach

    Marine Drive
    PL13 2DL

    Wildlife enthusiasts flock to Hannafore Beach year after year thanks to its fantastic rock pools.

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  • Harlyn Bay

    Harlyn Bay

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Known as one of Cornwall’s most popular family beaches, Harlyn Bay is a tremendous location with fascinating rock pools, sand dunes and watersports providing hours of seaside fun.

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  • Hawker’s Cove

    Hawker’s Cove

    S W Coast Path
    PL28 8HP

    Visitors can enjoy peaceful walks along this stretch of sandy beach off-the-beaten-track just a short distance from Padstow.

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  • Hayle Towans Beach

    TR27 4DE

    Head to this stretch of golden sand for surfing, sand yachts, and kite buggies.

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  • Hemmick Beach

    Hemmick Beach

    Saint Austell
    PL26 6LL

    Escape to this secret beach situated to the west of Dodman Point on the Roseland Peninsula for peaceful paddles and dog walks.

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  • Holywell Bay Beach

    Holywell Bay Beach

    TR8 5PG

    Beaches in Cornwall don’t get much better than this golden sandy gem a short distance from Newquay.

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  • Housel Bay Beach

    S W Coast Path
    TR12 7PG

    White sand and turquoise water await at this hidden Cornish cove near Cornwall’s southernmost point.

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  • Kennack Sands

    TR12 7LZ

    Families will love this sandy-sheltered beach on the eastern side of the Lizard peninsula.

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  • Kynance Cove

    Kynance Cove

    Kynance Cove
    The Lizard
    TR12 7PJ

    Considered one of the world’s most spectacular beaches, this Cornish cove has been attracting adventurers for centuries.

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