The Beach Guide

The Best Beaches in the Cornwall

  • Porthcurno Beach

    Porthcurno Beach » West Cornwall

    Popular family beach with lots of soft sand. Steeply shelving beach attracts more experienced swimmers. The stream at the top of the beach is ideal for…

    • Currently 4.5711/5
    lifeguarded
  • Sennen Beach

    Sennen Beach » West Cornwall

    Sennen beach is situated just around the corner from Land's End, the most westerly point in mainland Britain. Whilst the village sits in the lee of the…

    • Currently 4.5430/5
    lifeguarded good surf
  • Gwithian Beach

    Gwithian Beach » North Cornish Coast

    Great beach for the family with lots of sand and rock pools for the children.

    • Currently 4.4136/5
    lifeguarded cafe good surf
  • Treyarnon Bay Beach

    Treyarnon Bay Beach » North Cornish Coast

    A short walk from Constantine sits Treyarnon Bay, a clean and sandy north west facing beach backed by sand dunes and surrounded by low cliffs. To the…

    • Currently 4.4106/5
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets good surf
  • Pedn Vounder Beach

    Pedn Vounder Beach » West Cornwall

    One of Cornwall's lovliest beaches, set among the stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas with crystal clear turquoise water and a beautiful white sand beach.…

    • Currently 4.4098/5
    dog friendly good surf
  • Harlyn Bay Beach

    Harlyn Bay Beach » North Cornish Coast

    Harlyn is known for being a great family beach. Located in the lee of Trevose head and with a northerly aspect it is slightly more sheltered than some…

    • Currently 4.1582/5
    dog friendly lifeguarded cafe toilets good surf
  • Perranporth Beach

    Perranporth Beach » North Cornish Coast

    At low tide Perranporth beach and neighbouring Penhale sands join together to form one of the largest stretches of unbroken sand on the North Coast. At…

    • Currently 4.1133/5
    dog friendly lifeguarded cafe toilets good surf
  • Green Bay Beach

    Green Bay Beach » Isles of Scilly

    The biggest, and arguably best beach on Bryher. A wide expanse of fine sand backed by trees and shrubs giving it an almost tropical feel. Green Bay faces…

    • Currently 4.1111/5
    dog friendly
  • Bedruthan Steps Beach

    Bedruthan Steps Beach » North Cornish Coast

    One of the county's more dramatic beaches. It gets it's name from the huge slate outcrops scattered along the beach and not the inordinate number of steps…

    • Currently 4.0997/5
    dog friendly
  • Trebarwith Strand Beach

    Trebarwith Strand Beach » North Cornwall

    The ever popular beach of Trebarwith Strand is located around two miles south of Tintagel. It is one of the few easily accessible beaches along this stretch…

    • Currently 4.0981/5
    dog friendly lifeguarded cafe toilets