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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.

Keep reading to find the best Cornwall Beach in the UK for you…

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  • Praa Sands Cornwall

    Sennen Cove

    Dog Friendly

    A sandy, mile-long beach within a stone’s throw of Land’s End, a real hit with both surfers and families. Sennen Cove rests along the Penwith Heritage Coast, surrounding your visit with natural beauty of the highest standard.

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  • South Milton Sands

    South Milton Sands

    TQ7 3JY

    A spectacular beach in Devon with golden sand, rock pools, clear waters, and the iconic Thurlestone Rock archway.

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  • Spit Beach Par

    Spit Beach Par

    S W Coast Path
    PL24 2BP

    A small sandy beach facing south into St Austell Bay where visitors can enjoy peace and tranquillity away from the crowds.

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  • St Ives, a popular seaside town

    St Ives Harbour Beach

    Wharf Rd
    Saint Ives
    TR26 1LH

    A sandy beach sheltered by harbour walls where visitors can swim, build sandcastles and make the most of the wealth of amenities just a stone’s throw away.

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  • summerlaze beach, cornwall

    Summerleaze Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Wheelchair Accessible

    This popular beach, surrounded by colourful huts, contains a large stretch of golden sand and is perfect for outdoor adventures and watersports.

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  • Summers Beach St Mawes

    Summers Beach St Mawes

    Stepper Point

    Summers Beach is a south-west-facing, pebble beach in St Mawes. It’s the perfect spot for a family outing, with rock pools appearing at low tide.

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  • swanpool beach, cornwall

    Swanpool Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    A stunning sand and shingle beach on the coast of Falmouth, in an area abundant in stunning cliff-top walking paths.

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  • Tintagel Haven, Cornwall

    Tintagel Haven

    Dog Friendly

    An enchanting sand and shingle beach hidden below the cliffs off Tintagel, home to the renowned Merlin’s Cave.

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  • Tolcarne Beach

    Tolcarne Beach

    TR7 2QN

    A vibrant, sandy beach close to Newquay’s centre, offering a wide choice of activities such as surfing, rock pools, and boogie boarding.

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  • Torre Abbey Sands

    Torre Abbey Sands

    Torbay Road
    TQ2 6N

    Located on Torquay’s main beach, Torre Abbey Sands is a sandy haven which is part of the English Riviera.

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