The Beach Guide

South East Cornwall beaches

Map featuring South East Cornwall beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 21 beaches listed in South East Cornwall.

  • Cawsand Bay

    Cawsand Bay

    A calm sheltered bay which looks over Plymouth Sound and is generally considered a safe place for swimming.…

  • Downderry Beach

    Downderry Beach

    This is a sheltered beach made of grey sand and shingle with rock pools at low tide. There is a good…

    dog friendly
  • Freathy Beach

    Freathy Beach

    One of the more popular sections of Whitsand Bay. Freathy beach is a large expanse of sand at low tide…

    lifeguarded
  • Hannafore Beach

    Hannafore Beach

    Stretching from Hannafore Point to the outskirts of Looe sits Hannafore Beach, a quiet, south east facing…

    dog friendly
  • Kingsand Beach

    Kingsand Beach

    In the small Cornish fishing village of Kingsand on the remote Rame Peninsula is the pleasant little…

    dog friendly
  • Lansallos Cove

    Lansallos Cove

    Small sand and shingle beach in Lanlivet Bay a few miles east of Pencarrow Head. There is a small waterfall…

  • Lantic Bay

    Lantic Bay

    The term "hidden gem" is often used to describe some of the more remote beaches in Cornwall, but if…

    dog friendly
  • Lantivet Bay

    Lantivet Bay

    Lantivet Bay is between Polruan and Polperro on coastal path. Accessible only at low tide. Sand and…

    dog friendly
  • Looe Beach

    Looe Beach

    The beach in East Looe sits directly in front of the old town, sheltered from the west by the famous…

  • Millendreath Beach

    Millendreath Beach

    Close to the resort town of Looe is Millendreath Beach. A south facing beach Millendreath lies at the…

  • Plaidy Beach

    Plaidy Beach

    Plaidy is a small sand and shingle beach located next to Millendreath beach, just around the corner…

    dog friendly
  • Polperro Beach

    Polperro Beach

    Situated on Cornwall's south coast is Polperro, viewed by many as one of the county's most picturesque…

  • Polridmouth Cove

    Polridmouth Cove

    Between Gribbin Head and Fowey is the twin cove of Polridmouth. Access is via a wooded track and the…

    dog friendly
  • Polruan Back Beach

    Polruan Back Beach

    Back beach in Polruan is located on the other side of the quayside from Quay beach and is probably the…

  • Polruan Quay Beach

    Polruan Quay Beach

    As the name suggests, Polruan Quay beach is located next to the village's quay. This puts it right at…

  • Portwrinkle Beach

    Portwrinkle Beach

    The little fishing village of Portwrinkle is tucked away in Cornwall's forgotten corner. Once the scene…

  • Ready Money Cove

    Ready Money Cove

    A small, sheltered, sandy beach, slightly shelving. It is sheltered by cliffs close to the mouth of…

  • Seaton Beach

    Seaton Beach

    Seaton Beach is located at the foot of the wooded Hessenford valley on what is a relatively quiet stretch…

    dog friendly
  • Sharrow Beach

    Sharrow Beach

    Another of the sandy coves that make up Whitsand Bay. Sharrow beach is easier to get too than neighbouring…

    lifeguarded
  • Talland Bay

    Talland Bay

    Located midway between Looe and Polperro are the secluded twin coves of Talland Bay. This section of…

    dog friendly
  • Whitsand Bay

    Whitsand Bay

    Located between Rame Head and Portwrinkle this is possibly one of the best beaches in this part of Cornwall.…

    dog friendly lifeguarded