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…
A sand and shingle beach with safe paddling and lots of boat activity located next to Polruan’s quay.
Get a real taste for Cornwall’s coastal magnificence at this family-friendly sandy beach in the northern coast.
A sandy hideaway located near Port Isaac and nestled under picturesque cliffs.
A popular sandy beach just a stone’s throw from Newquay where visitors can swim and build sandcastles.
A north west facing sandy cove backed by grassy dunes a short drive from St Merryn village.
Visitors will adore this sandy cove based on the beautiful Roseland peninsula where rockpools and watersports await.
An award-winning beach sitting on the far west of the Cornish coast with white sand and turquoise waters.
S W Coast Path
A picture-perfect fishing cove with rockpools and tunnels to explore.
A well-equipped beach nestled beneath the grassy slopes of St Ives with stunning views out to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Lelant: St Uny
A mile-long stretch of sand between the mouth of the River Hayle in Lelant to Hawk’s Point in Carbis Bay.