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.
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 about dog-friendly holidays see our Essentials page.
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A beautiful south east facing sandy cove, owned by the National Trust, Porthcurnick beach is just north of Portscatho on the beautiful Roseland peninsula. Many rockpools, ideal for children and water activities.
A wide beach with lovely views across the Camel Estuary and out to sea.
A real 'locals' beach, off the beaten track and tricky to find without local knowledge. Portheras Cove is on the northern edge of West Cornwall between Morvah and Pendeen. The cove is sandy and located at the end of a small valley.
A mighty bay of golden beaches and high cliffs.
Peter's Point beach is the far end of the three mile stretch of golden sands at Hayle that allows visitors to get away from the crowds.