The Beach Guide

The Best Beaches in the Cornwall

  • 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 4.1538/5
    dog friendly
  • Fistral Beach

    Fistral Beach » North Cornish Coast

    Newquay, if not Cornwall's, most popular beach and at the very heart of the British surfing scene. The beach is a wide expanse of golden sand with the…

    • Currently 3.9529/5
    dog friendly lifeguarded cafe toilets good surf
  • Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor Beach » West Cornwall

    Porthmeor is arguably St Ives' premier beach and as such one of Cornwall's finest. The beach consists of a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous…

    • Currently 3.8632/5
    lifeguarded good surf
  • Greenaways Beach

    Greenaways Beach » North Cornwall

    Tucked away in Trebetherick near Polzeath, Greenaways Beach is a hidden gem which is often overlooked because of neighbouring beaches like Daymer Bay…

    • Currently 3.7273/5
  • Appletree Bay Beach

    Appletree Bay Beach » Isles of Scilly

    Whilst you could argue that Appletree Bay is the finest beach on Tresco, if not the Scillies, I find these comparisons a little pointless as virtually…

    • Currently 3.6809/5
    dog friendly
  • Porthminster Beach

    Porthminster Beach » West Cornwall

    Large sheltered sandy beach with all facilities one would expect on a Blue Flag beach. Much more sheltered than St Ives' other main beach Porthemeor making…

    • Currently 3.6700/5
    lifeguarded cafe toilets
  • Periglis Beach

    Periglis Beach » Isles of Scilly

    Possibly the most western beach in the guide, Periglis sits on the far side of St Agnes with just Annet and the Western Rocks between it and the coast…

    • Currently 3.6250/5
    dog friendly
  • Greenbank Cove Beach

    Greenbank Cove Beach » North Cornish Coast

    The stretch of coast between Portreath and Gwithian known as North Cliffs is characterised by high, rugged cliffs backed by the level heathland of Reskajeage…

    • Currently 3.6176/5
    dog friendly
  • The Bar Beach

    The Bar Beach » Isles of Scilly

    The Bar is a sandbar that links the Scilly Isle of St Agnes with the little island of Gugh. As you would expect from the Scillies, the sand is near white…

    • Currently 3.6154/5
    dog friendly
  • Porthcothan Bay Beach

    Porthcothan Bay Beach » North Cornish Coast

    Beautifully positioned between Newquay and Padstow sits Porthcothan Beach, a north west facing cove which is backed by lush grassy dunes. Depite being…

    • Currently 3.5882/5
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets