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.

  • Carlyon Bay

    Carlyon Bay

    Set at the heart of St Austell Bay, Carlyon Bay is a stretch of almost 2 miles of coarse sand. Actually…

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  • Carne Beach

    Carne Beach

    Set in the relative shelter of Gerrans Bay on the picturesque Roseland Peninsula is Carne Beach. Along…

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  • Charlestown Beach

    Charlestown Beach

    Sandy beach with area of pebbles of geological interest. No dogs. There are a number of small caves…

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  • Duporth Beach

    Duporth Beach

    This private beach remains relatively quiet right throughout the year despite its proximity to St Austell,…

  • Gorran Haven Beach

    Gorran Haven Beach

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

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  • 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 St Anthony Head with its…

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  • Great Perhaver Beach

    Great Perhaver Beach

    The lovely sandy beach of Great Perhaver is just around the corner from the popular Gorran Haven. But…

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  • Hemmick Beach

    Hemmick Beach

    This pretty little sandy beach is situated just to the west of Dodman Point on the Roseland Peninsula. The…

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  • Kiberick Cove

    Kiberick Cove

    For many people, Cornwall means dramatic beaches with a backdrop of stunning cliffs – beaches like Kiberick…

  • Mevagissey Beach

    Mevagissey Beach

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

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  • Par Sands Beach

    Par Sands Beach

    As the name suggests, Par Sands is a wide, sandy beach in Par, just outside St Austell. The-south facing…

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  • Pendower Beach

    Pendower Beach

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

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  • Pentewan Beach

    Pentewan Beach

    A large stretch of near-white sand, Pentewan Sands is located between St Austell and the fishing village…

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  • Polgaver Beach

    Polgaver Beach

    Located at the far end of Carlyon Bay Polgaver was the first official nudist beach in Cornwall, inaugurated…

  • Polkerris Beach

    Polkerris Beach

    Polkerris is a tiny hamlet, west of Fowey, down a winding lane past Kilmarth, the last home of Daphne…

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  • Porthbeor Beach

    Porthbeor Beach

    A stretch of golden sand about 500 metres long located on the farthest reaches of the Roseland Peninsula.…

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  • Porthcurnick Beach

    Porthcurnick Beach

    This is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs close to Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula.…

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  • Porthluney Cove

    Porthluney Cove

    Decent sized sandy beach which backs onto the grounds of Caerhays Castle and it's gardens. The beach…

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  • Portholland Beach

    Portholland Beach

    Portholland is in fact two beaches - East and West Portholland. At low tide they join up to form a wide…

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  • Porthpean Beach

    Porthpean Beach

    Porthpean is probably the best of St Austell's beaches, although a little on the small side. Backed…

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  • Portmellon Beach

    Portmellon Beach

    In a valley, just over the hill from Mevagissey is the little village of Portmellon. The beach here…

  • Vault Beach

    Vault Beach

    Vault Beach is a sheltered beach to the eastern side of Dodman Point which reaches up 110 metres from…

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