Beaches in Cornwall
Beaches Hundreds of beaches to discover
Cornwall's beaches are rated among the best in the world with six beaches awarded international Blue Flag status in 2012. Thanks to the our unique position on the UK's south west peninsula, 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by the sea with the longest stretch of coastline in the UK at 476km. Browse through more than one hundred beaches by using the left-hand filters to refine your search and help you find exactly what you're looking for.
The RNLI provide a life-guard service at the most popular beaches during the busiest months, however visitors are advised to check beforehand for more detailed information at RNLI website. Be careful when exploring beaches at low tide, don't get cut off, check tide times too before you visit. Safety information notices are provided on site at the most popular beaches.
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Some beaches are dog friendly year round, other beaches operate a seasonal dog ban usually from Easter to October. Activate the dog-friendly filter on the left-hand side to find dog-friendly beaches, checking each beach for seasonal ban details. For further information about dog-friendly holidays see our Essentials page.
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Polurrian Cove lies close to the village of Mullion on The Lizard and is a southwest-facing beach with golden sand and patches of fine shingle. A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach.
Award winning Blue Flag 2013 beach and trendy resort destination for surfers, swimmers and the occasional dolphins. A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach.
Castle Beach conists mostly of shingle at high tide but there are plenty of interesting rock pools to be found at low tide.
Hayle boasts three miles of golden sand and owing to its northern-most position Godrevy, owned by the National Trust, takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast.
Large shingle beach, south facing. Located at the entrance of the River Seaton valley. Ideal for sailing (with slipway), surfing and shore fishing.