The Beach Guide

North Cornish Coast beaches

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The beach guide has 42 beaches listed in North Cornish Coast.

  • Bassetts Cove

    Bassetts Cove

    Small sandy beach situated at the bottom of sheer cliffs. Nearby is Hell's Mouth, one of the regions…

    dog friendly good surf
  • Bedruthan Steps Beach

    Bedruthan Steps Beach

    One of the county's more dramatic beaches. It gets it's name from the huge slate outcrops scattered…

    dog friendly
  • Black Cliff Beach

    Black Cliff Beach

    Long sandy beach stretching from Hayle Towans to Mexico Towans, sheltered by cliffs.

    dog friendly
  • Chapel Porth Beach

    Chapel Porth Beach

    Set in a mining valley between high cliffs, the first view of the cove is quite dramatic. The impression…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Constantine Bay

    Constantine Bay

    A favourite beach for surfing but can often be unsafe for swimmers because it faces west and can have…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Crantock Beach

    Crantock Beach

    Crantock beach forms part of the expanse of sand between Pentire and West Pentire headlands. At the…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Fishing Cove

    Fishing Cove

    The stretch of coast running between Godrevy and Portreath beaches is known as North Cliffs. To most,…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Fistral Beach

    Fistral Beach

    Newquay, if not Cornwall's, most popular beach and at the very heart of the British surfing scene. The…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Fox Cove

    Fox Cove

    The secluded little Fox Cove lies roughly halfway between Treyarnon Bay and Porthcothan. It is one of…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Godrevy Beach

    Godrevy Beach

    The northen-most tip of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand' and probably the most dramatic. Owing to it's…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Great Western Beach

    Great Western Beach

    The beach is popular with both families and surfers and although it is close to the heart of Newquay…

    dog friendly
  • Greenbank Cove

    Greenbank Cove

    The stretch of coast between Portreath and Gwithian known as North Cliffs is characterised by high,…

    dog friendly
  • Gwithian Beach

    Gwithian Beach

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

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Harbour Cove

    Harbour Cove

    The wide sandy beach of Harbour Cove looks out over the mouth of the Camel Estuary. Backed by sand dunes…

    dog friendly
  • Harlyn Bay

    Harlyn Bay

    Harlyn is known for being a great family beach. Located in the lee of Trevose head and with a northerly…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Hawkers Cove

    Hawkers Cove

    Situated at the mouth of the River Camel, near Padstow is Hawker's Cove beach. At low tide the beach…

    dog friendly
  • Hayle Towans Beach

    Hayle Towans Beach

    This expanse of beach is what makes up most of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand'. At low tide all the…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Holywell Bay

    Holywell Bay

    First impressions of Holywell Bay can be deceptive as the main beach is obscured by sand dunes as you…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze beach is situated in a natural ampitheatre of 200ft high cliffs. Smaller than its more expansive…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Mawgan Porth Beach

    Mawgan Porth Beach

    Mawgan Porth beach is just far enough from Newquay (4 miles) to avoid the crowds and summer excesses,…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Mexico Towans Beach

    Mexico Towans Beach

    Part of the long stretch of sandy beaches backed by sand dunes at Hayle.

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Mother Iveys Bay

    Mother Iveys Bay

    The somewhat oddly named Mother Ivey's Bay is tucked away behind Trevose Head near Padstow. The headland…

    dog friendly good surf
  • Newtrain Bay

    Newtrain Bay

    Also known as 'Rocky Beach' this pretty much sums up Newtrain Bay. Apart from a few little patches of…

    dog friendly
  • Penhale Sands Beach

    Penhale Sands Beach

    Set on the north Cornwall coast Penhale Sands is part of a Special Area of Conservation. At low tide…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Pentire Steps Beach

    Pentire Steps Beach

    Pentire Steps is separated from its better known neighbor Bedruthan Steps by Diggory's Island, although…

    dog friendly
  • Perranporth Beach

    Perranporth Beach

    At low tide Perranporth beach and neighbouring Penhale sands join together to form one of the largest…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Porth Beach

    Porth Beach

    Beautifully positioned on the north coast of Cornwall between the Newquay beaches and Watergate Bay…

    lifeguarded
  • Porth Joke Beach

    Porth Joke Beach

    Situated in a deep cove between headlands, with Crantock beach to the north and Hollywell Bay to the…

    dog friendly
  • Porthcothan Bay

    Porthcothan Bay

    Beautifully positioned between Newquay and Padstow sits Porthcothan Beach, a north west facing cove…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Porthemmet Beach

    Porthemmet Beach

    Completely fictitious beach located on the Mediterranean coast of Cornwall! "Situated in north Cornwall,…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Porthtowan Beach

    Porthtowan Beach

    Porthtowan is another of Cornwall's great North coast beaches which grows exponentially in size as the…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Portreath Beach

    Portreath Beach

    A mostly sand with a little shingle beach set in a steep valley. To the western end of the beach are…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Rock Beach

    Rock Beach

    The village of Rock is located on the eastern shore of the Camel Estuary across the water from Padstow.…

  • St George's Cove

    St George's Cove

    St George's Cove is Padstow's closest beach at just over half a mile from the harbour. The beach gets…

  • Tolcarne Beach

    Tolcarne Beach

    Large, west-facing expanse of sand that joins up with neighbouring Great Western and Lusty Glaze at…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Towan Beach

    Towan Beach

    Whilst the name of this beach is Towan, many people mistakenly call it 'Town beach' as it is so close…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Trevaunance Cove

    Trevaunance Cove

    Trevaunance Cove is the main beach in St Agnes. The beach is dominated by the high cliffs to the north…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Trevellas-Porth Beach

    Trevellas-Porth Beach

    Mainly pebble beach situated in Trevellas Coombe, the next valley north of St Agnes. At low tide it…

    dog friendly
  • Trevone Bay

    Trevone Bay

    Trevone is a popular beach with both surfers and families. The main beach is sandy inlet that is actually…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Treyarnon Bay

    Treyarnon Bay

    A short walk from Constantine sits Treyarnon Bay, a clean and sandy north west facing beach backed by…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Watergate Bay

    Watergate Bay

    At low tide the beach at Watergate Bay becomes a vast expanse of unbroken golden sand backed by high…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Whipsiderry Beach

    Whipsiderry Beach

    Voted in the top 20 of Europe's Best Beaches in the Sunday Times, Whipsiderry Beach is a hidden gem…

    dog friendly