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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.

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  • Lamorna Cove Beach

    TR19 6XJ

    Take a dip in the ocean at this picturesque cove situated at the foot of a wooded valley.

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  • Lansallos Cove

    Lansallos Cove

    Lansalos Beach
    PL13 2PX

    A small sand and shingle beach in Lanlivet Bay with a surprising industrial history.

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  • Lantivet Bay
    Image Credits: Nifanion - CC BY-SA 4.0

    Lantivet Bay

    Lantivet Bay
    near Frogmore Farm
    Lanteglos by Fowey
    PL23 1NP

    01726 870146

    Seabirds and wildflowers make this secluded bay a paradise for wildlife lovers.

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  • Little and Great Molunan Beaches
    Image Credits: Nilfanion - CC BY-SA 4.0

    Little and Great Molunan Beaches

    TR2 5HA

    Visit this duo of coves tucked away in the shelter of St Anthony Head with views out to Pendennis Castle and Falmouth docks.

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  • Loe Bar Beach
    Image Credit: Tim Green - CC BY 2.0

    Loe Bar

    United Kingdom
    TR13 9DZ

    This half-mile shingle beach separates lake from sea and provides a pleasant walk and cycle spot for visitors.

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  • Happy family in paddling in the sea

    Loe Beach

    Green Cl
    TR3 6SH

    Head to this sheltered sand and shingle beach for watersports and rock pool exploring.

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  • Long Rock Beach Mount Feature

    Long Rock Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    With clear blue waters bordered by soft sands, Long Rock Beach is a family-friendly spot popular with swimmers and sunbathers.  

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  • Two kids running into sea with bodyboards

    Lushington Beach

    TR4 8AE

    Nestled to the west of Porthtowan is this sandy and rocky beach with caves and rock formations to explore.

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  • Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze

    Lusty Glaze Rd
    TR7 3AE


    A private cove reserved for relaxing escapes complete with food, cocktails, music and watersports.

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  • Menabilly Beach

    Menabilly Beach

    Unnamed Road
    United Kingdom
    PL24 2TN

    Tread in the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and visit the beach that provided the setting of her most famous work.

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