The Beach Guide

Blue Flag beaches in Cornwall

There are 8 Blue Flag beaches listed in Cornwall in 2018.

  • Polzeath

    Polzeath » 5

    The popularity of Polzeath has grown over recent years. This results from the combination of a beautiful sandy beach, laid back beach town feel and ideal conditions for learning to…

  • Porthmeor

    Porthmeor » 12

    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 artists' studios and the…

  • Porthminster

    Porthminster » 12

    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 it ideal for families.

  • Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay » 12

    Located less than a mile out of St Ives is Carbis Bay. It is a wide sandy beach with good facilities making it particularly popular with families. It is also fairly sheltered both…

  • Gyllyngvase

    Gyllyngvase » 17

    Good family beach, with life guard cover during the summer months. The gently sloping white sand also has plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide with shrimps, crabs and squat…

  • Widemouth

    Widemouth » 2

    The beach at Widemouth Bay is a wide expanse of open sand stretching nearly 2 miles. Despite being only 3 miles from the popular resort town of Bude the beach here has a wild feel.…

  • Trevone Bay

    Trevone Bay » 6

    Trevone is a popular beach with both surfers and families. The main beach is sandy inlet that is actually far deeper than it is wide. To either side of this expanse of golden sand…

  • Porthtowan

    Porthtowan » 9

    Porthtowan is another of Cornwall's great North coast beaches which grows exponentially in size as the tide goes out. At low tide the beach stretches nearly 1.5 miles to include Chapel…