Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Helston

Map featuring Helston beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Helston.

  1. Gunwalloe Beach

    Gunwalloe Beach
    lifeguarded car park

    Lovely sandy family beach. There is a stream running through the beach, ideal for paddling. No dogs allowed. There is reputed to be lost Spanish treasure at nearby Dollar Cove.

  2. Loe Bar Beach

    Loe Bar Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf

    Loe Bar is made up of 2 parts; The Loe, which is the largest natural fresh water lake in Cornwall and the Bar, a half mile shingle bank wich seperates the Loe from the sea. Loe Bar was originally the mouth of the River Cober…

  3. Porthleven Beach

    Porthleven Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf

    There is a sandy beach beyond the harbour wall that stretches all the way to Looe Bar at lower tides. Swimming can be risky at low tide and when the sea is rough. All facilities close to harbour area and town provides some…

  4. Dollar Cove

    Dollar Cove
    dog friendly

    Bring your metal detector as there's rumoured to be treasure here. The cove is named after the silver dollars that have occasionally been found from the wreck of a 17th century ship. The rock formations here are of special…

  5. Poldhu Cove

    Poldhu Cove
    lifeguarded car park

    Famous as the place from which the first Trans-Atlantic radio signal was sent in 1901. A popular sandy beach in a pretty location. There are lovely coastal walks with spectacular views around the cove.