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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Big, bold and ever so cool. The most westerly surf spot in the country.
The beach has golden sand and little alcoves to sit and watch away the day.
Located on the west side of the Lizard and probably the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall, the contrast between the cove’s white sand beach and the dark red and green serpentine rock produces a breathtaking sight
A small attractive cove, also known as Polly Joke that is north-west facing and less busy than other beaches nearby, with caves and rockpools to explore.
Three glorious miles of sand and steeply shelving shingle where it is possible to walk in an easterly direction, when the tide is out, past Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate.