Guide to Cornwall's beaches

North Cornish Coast beaches

Map featuring North Cornish Coast beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

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

  1. Bassetts Cove

    Bassetts Cove

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

    dog friendly good surf
  2. Bedruthan Steps Beach

    Bedruthan Steps Beach

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

    dog friendly
  3. Black Cliff Beach

    Black Cliff Beach

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

    dog friendly
  4. Chapel Porth Beach

    Chapel Porth Beach

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

    lifeguarded good surf
  5. Constantine Bay

    Constantine Bay

    A favourite beach for surfing but can often be unsafe for swimmers because…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  6. Crantock Beach

    Crantock Beach

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  7. Fishing Cove

    Fishing Cove

    The stretch of coast running between Godrevy and Portreath beaches is known…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  8. Fistral Beach

    Fistral Beach

    Newquay, if not Cornwall's, most popular beach and at the very heart of the…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  9. Fox Cove

    Fox Cove

    The secluded little Fox Cove lies roughly halfway between Treyarnon Bay and…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  10. Godrevy Beach

    Godrevy Beach

    The northen-most tip of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand' and probably the most…

    lifeguarded good surf
  11. Great Western Beach

    Great Western Beach

    The beach is popular with both families and surfers and although it is close…

    dog friendly
  12. Greenbank Cove

    Greenbank Cove

    The stretch of coast between Portreath and Gwithian known as North Cliffs is…

    dog friendly
  13. Gwithian Beach

    Gwithian Beach

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

    lifeguarded good surf
  14. Harbour Cove

    Harbour Cove

    The wide sandy beach of Harbour Cove looks out over the mouth of the Camel…

    dog friendly
  15. Harlyn Bay

    Harlyn Bay

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  16. Hawkers Cove

    Hawkers Cove

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

    dog friendly
  17. Hayle Towans Beach

    Hayle Towans Beach

    This expanse of beach is what makes up most of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand'.…

    lifeguarded good surf
  18. Holywell Bay

    Holywell Bay

    First impressions of Holywell Bay can be deceptive as the main beach is obscured…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  19. Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze beach is situated in a natural ampitheatre of 200ft high cliffs.…

    lifeguarded good surf
  20. Mawgan Porth Beach

    Mawgan Porth Beach

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  21. Mexico Towans Beach

    Mexico Towans Beach

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  22. Mother Iveys Bay

    Mother Iveys Bay

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

    dog friendly good surf
  23. Newtrain Bay

    Newtrain Bay

    Also known as 'Rocky Beach' this pretty much sums up Newtrain Bay. Apart from…

    dog friendly
  24. Penhale Sands Beach

    Penhale Sands Beach

    Set on the north Cornwall coast Penhale Sands is part of a Special Area of…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  25. Pentire Steps Beach

    Pentire Steps Beach

    Pentire Steps is separated from its better known neighbor Bedruthan Steps by…

    dog friendly
  26. Perranporth Beach

    Perranporth Beach

    At low tide Perranporth beach and neighbouring Penhale sands join together…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  27. Porth Beach

    Porth Beach

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

    lifeguarded
  28. Porth Joke Beach

    Porth Joke Beach

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

    dog friendly
  29. Porthcothan Bay

    Porthcothan Bay

    Beautifully positioned between Newquay and Padstow sits Porthcothan Beach,…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  30. Porthemmet Beach

    Porthemmet Beach

    Completely fictitious beach located on the Mediterranean coast of Cornwall!…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  31. Porthtowan Beach

    Porthtowan Beach

    Porthtowan is another of Cornwall's great North coast beaches which grows exponentially…

    lifeguarded good surf
  32. Portreath Beach

    Portreath Beach

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

    lifeguarded good surf
  33. Rock Beach

    Rock Beach

    The village of Rock is located on the eastern shore of the Camel Estuary across…

  34. 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…

  35. Tolcarne Beach

    Tolcarne Beach

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

    lifeguarded good surf
  36. Towan Beach

    Towan Beach

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  37. Trevaunance Cove

    Trevaunance Cove

    Trevaunance Cove is the main beach in St Agnes. The beach is dominated by the…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  38. Trevellas-Porth Beach

    Trevellas-Porth Beach

    Mainly pebble beach situated in Trevellas Coombe, the next valley north of…

    dog friendly
  39. Trevone Bay

    Trevone Bay

    Trevone is a popular beach with both surfers and families. The main beach is…

    lifeguarded good surf
  40. Treyarnon Bay

    Treyarnon Bay

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  41. Watergate Bay

    Watergate Bay

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

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  42. Whipsiderry Beach

    Whipsiderry Beach

    Voted in the top 20 of Europe's Best Beaches in the Sunday Times, Whipsiderry…

    dog friendly