Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall…for its Beaches

Fistral, Newquay, Cornwall

Cornwall is in the running to regain its title as the Best UK Holiday Destination at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2019. Having won the award for nine years in a row, we were narrowly beaten by Northumbria in 2018, so we need you to vote this year to put us back where we think we belong!!

So we’ve pulled together a Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall blogs series detailing some reasons that may inspire you to VOTE

To start off, here's Cornwall’s best beaches…

Cornwall is famous for it’s beaches and it is not hard to see why! Throughout the year many visitors flock to Cornwall to spend the day in the sea, playing on the sand or simply walking along the miles and miles of unspoilt beaches we have. Here’s our low down on beaches in Cornwall: 

Find out more about Cornwall’s beaches below:

  1. There are over 300 miles of stunning coast in Cornwall making the region a spectacular place to live and visit. Cornwall is home to two coastlines with the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in the South, the popular Bude in the North, the surfing spot of Sennen in the West and the stunning Whitsand Bay in the South East of the region.
  2. Three of Cornwall’s beaches (Perranporth, Fistral and Porthminister) were voted as the top ten beaches in the UK showing the popularity of the region.
  3. Cornwall has over 300 beaches including, Watergate Bay, East Looe beach, Coverack beach and Cawsand beach. In 2019, seven Cornish beaches will be flying the Blue Flag. The prestigious Blue Flag is the international standard for the best beaches in the world, and will be flying at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth; Porthmeor in St Ives; Carbis Bay; Great Western Beach in Newquay; Porthtowan; Trevone and Widemouth, near Bude.  
  4. You are never more than 16 miles from the sea when you are visiting Cornwall.
  5. Cornwall is made up of fantastic beaches and surfing is a must have hobby in the region. You can even learn to surf at a local surf school.
  6. Dogs love Cornwall and Cornwall loves to welcome your four legged friends with over 75% of beaches open to dogs and responsible owners all-year round.
  7. Visitors love exploring the rock pools, offering hours of entertainment for everyone. Check out our guide here.
  8. Cornwall is a great place to spot wildlife with seals, dolphins and basking sharks found off-shore. Many coastal towns offer boat trips out to see these magnificent creatures, but don't expect to get too close.
  9. Cornwall has some terrific bars and restaurants from which to watch the sunset, especially on the north coast. Check out our guide here
  10. Newquay is the most popular holiday destination in Cornwall, with a beach for everyone, it greets 750,000 holidaymakers a year. 

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