Beaches in Cornwall
Cornwall's beaches are rated among the best in the world with five awarded international Blue Flag status in 2013. 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. To help make your day at the seaside complete, here's our guide to those beaches with a cafe on site or nearby, whether it's a quick sandwich, a fantastic meal or just an ice cream you need,
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 Dogs Love Cornwall section.