Guide to Cornwall's beaches

The Cornish Riviera beaches

Map featuring The Cornish Riviera beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 22 beaches listed in The Cornish Riviera.

  1. Carlyon Bay

    Carlyon Bay

    The beach is a stretch of almost 2 miles of coarse sand, steeply shelving in…

  2. Carne Beach

    Carne Beach

    Gerrans Bay is on the south coast of the Roseland Peninsula between Nare Head…

    dog friendly
  3. Charlestown Beach

    Charlestown Beach

    Sandy beach with area of pebbles of geological interest. No dogs. There are…

  4. Duporth Beach

    Duporth Beach

    Private sandy beach with all year dog ban. Safe for swimming. Interesting geology.

  5. Gorran Haven Beach

    Gorran Haven Beach

    Gorran Haven is a pleasant sandy beach just in front of the village. It is…

    dog friendly
  6. Great Molunan & Little Molunan Beach

    Great Molunan & Little Molunan Beach

    The series of coves that are the Molunans are tucked away in the shelter of…

    dog friendly
  7. Great Perhaver Beach

    Great Perhaver Beach

    The lovely sandy beach of Great Perhaver is just around the corner from the…

  8. Hemmick Beach

    Hemmick Beach

    Small, attractive sandy beach to the west of Dodman Point. Relatively safe…

    dog friendly
  9. Kiberick Cove

    Kiberick Cove

    Small sandy cove a couple of miles to the north-east of Nare Head on the Roseland…

  10. Mevagissey Beach

    Mevagissey Beach

    Located about a quarter of a mile up the coast from the working harbour of…

    dog friendly
  11. Par Sands Beach

    Par Sands Beach

    Sandy beach which is safe and shallow for a long distance. Dogs allowed all…

    dog friendly
  12. Pendower Beach

    Pendower Beach

    Pendower Beach is a lovely sandy, south facing beach in the heart of the Roseland…

    dog friendly
  13. Pentewan Beach

    Pentewan Beach

    A large sandy beach, excellent for swimming and all water sports - swimming,…

    lifeguarded
  14. Polgaver Beach

    Polgaver Beach

    This used to be one of the most popular nudist beaches in the area but the…

  15. Polkerris Beach

    Polkerris Beach

    Polkerris is a tiny hamlet, west of Fowey, down a winding lane past Kilmarth,…

  16. Porthbeor Beach

    Porthbeor Beach

    A stretch of sand about 500 metres long far below coastal path. Safe swimming.…

    dog friendly
  17. Porthcurnick Beach

    Porthcurnick Beach

    This is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs close to Portscatho on…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  18. Porthluney Cove

    Porthluney Cove

    Decent sized sandy beach which backs onto the grounds of Caerhays Castle and…

    dog friendly
  19. Portholland Beach

    Portholland Beach

    Portholland is in fact two beaches - East and West Portholland. At low tide…

    dog friendly
  20. Porthpean Beach

    Porthpean Beach

    A safe, sandy, sheltered beach popular with families. The cliffs to the east…

    lifeguarded
  21. Portmellon Beach

    Portmellon Beach

    A small sandy cove with a slipway. Dogs allowed All Year

  22. Vault Beach

    Vault Beach

    Vault Beach is a sheltered beach to the eastern side of Dodman Point which…

    dog friendly lifeguarded