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…
S W Coast Path
A mile-long shingle beach sat in front of the historic promenade at Penzance.
A popular family beach that joins up with other beaches at low tide to create a sandy stretch from Perranporth to Ligger Point.
S W Coast Path
A quiet beach popular with locals sitting next to a charming unspoilt village near Penzance.
A secluded sand and shingle beach safe for swimming and snorkelling located a short distance from Looe.
A sheltered sandy beach on the Lizard peninsula where visitors can learn to surf and discover the site of an important scientific breakthrough.
A family beach offering stand-up paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking lessons with nearby eateries and much more.
A peaceful beach nestled between stunning headlands just five miles from the bustle of Newquay.
A small sandy beach nestled on the shores of the idyllic fishing village of Polperro.
Polridmouth Cove is home to two unspoilt, hidden beaches accessed down a wooded track along the South West Coast Path.
A small sandy beach in the heart of a quaint Cornish village accessed on foot or by ferry.