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.…

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  • 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…

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  • Freathy Beach

    Freathy Beach

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

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  • Hannafore Beach

    Hannafore Beach

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

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  • Kingsand Beach

    Kingsand Beach

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

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  • Lansallos Cove

    Lansallos Cove

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

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  • Lantic Bay

    Lantic Bay

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

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  • Lantivet Bay

    Lantivet Bay

    Lantivet Bay is one of three small coves, alongside Lansallos and Lantic Bays, looked after by the National…

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  • Looe Beach

    Looe Beach

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

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  • Millendreath Beach

    Millendreath Beach

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

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  • Plaidy Beach

    Plaidy Beach

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

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  • Polperro Beach

    Polperro Beach

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

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  • Polridmouth Cove

    Polridmouth Cove

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

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Portwrinkle Beach

    Portwrinkle Beach

    The little fishing village of Portwrinkle is tucked away in Cornwall's forgotten corner at the western…

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  • Ready Money Cove

    Ready Money Cove

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

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  • Seaton Beach

    Seaton Beach

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

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  • Sharrow Beach

    Sharrow Beach

    Another of the sandy coves that make up the 4 mile expanse of Whitsand Bay. Located near the middle…

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  • Talland Bay

    Talland Bay

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

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  • Whitsand Bay

    Whitsand Bay

    Located between Rame Head and Portwrinkle this is possibly one of the best stretches of beach in this…

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