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…
This small, yet beautiful beach that is sheltered by Looe Cove and covered in golden sands and rock pools, is perfect for exploring the microhabitats of local sea creatures.
Watersports enthusiasts will love this well-known surfing spot located just four miles from Bude.
Visitors will love this harbour beach nestled in one of Cornwall’s most charming villages.
A rugged Victorian harbour sits in front of towering cliffs with views out to intriguing islands.
Walkers will love the secluded sand and pebble delight of Nanjizal Beach, which enjoys a prime location at the end of a shallow valley.
A quiet beach nestled on the edge of Newlyn where visitors can walk their dogs.
At low tide three beaches become one close to the heart of bustling Newquay, offering visitors a fun-packed seaside day out.
A glorious stretch of sands also home to part of the striking Bude Formation – a series of stunning rocky peaks peppered along the North Cornwall coast.
A breath-taking beach and star of the screen boasting dramatic cliffs, white sand and turquoise waters.
A privately-owned white sand beach sitting between St Austell and Mevagissey that’s perfect for family beach days.