Beaches in Cornwall
Beaches Hundreds of beaches to discover
Cornwall's beaches are rated among the best in the world. 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. On this website you can 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 Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide tested 82 beaches in Cornwall in 2014 for water quality with a 100% pass rate, and 91% scoring the highest marks avaialable.
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.
If you're looking for a dog-friendly beach...
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 see Dog Friendly holidays in Cornwall
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Port Gaverne is a sheltered, narrow cove with plenty of sand at low tide and neighbour to Port Isaac and may be the quaintest cove in North Cornwall nestling in under the cliffs.