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.
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…
Take a dip in the ocean at this picturesque cove situated at the foot of a wooded valley.
A small sand and shingle beach in Lanlivet Bay with a surprising industrial history.
near Frogmore Farm
Lanteglos by Fowey
Seabirds and wildflowers make this secluded bay a paradise for wildlife lovers.
Visit this duo of coves tucked away in the shelter of St Anthony Head with views out to Pendennis Castle and Falmouth docks.
This half-mile shingle beach separates lake from sea and provides a pleasant walk and cycle spot for visitors.
Head to this sheltered sand and shingle beach for watersports and rock pool exploring.
With clear blue waters bordered by soft sands, Long Rock Beach is a family-friendly spot popular with swimmers and sunbathers.
Nestled to the west of Porthtowan is this sandy and rocky beach with caves and rock formations to explore.
Lusty Glaze Rd
A private cove reserved for relaxing escapes complete with food, cocktails, music and watersports.
Tread in the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and visit the beach that provided the setting of her most famous work.