The Beach Guide

Blue Flag beaches in Cornwall

There are 8 Blue Flag beaches listed in Cornwall in 2019.

  • Polzeath

    Polzeath » Wadebridge

    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 » St Ives

    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 » St Ives

    If you arrive in St Ives by train (or bus for that matter) one of the first sights you will be greeted by is the crescent of golden sand that is Porthminster beach. Barely a minutes…

  • Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay » St Ives

    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 » Falmouth

    Located just a stone's throw from Falmouth town centre Gyllyngvase is widely considered the best beach in the area. A wide crescent of soft, pale sand lapped by the calm clear waters…

  • Widemouth

    Widemouth » Bude

    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 » Padstow

    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 » Redruth

    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…