The Beach Guide

West Cornwall beaches

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

The beach guide has 40 beaches listed in West Cornwall.

  • Bamaluz Beach

    Bamaluz Beach

    The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine overlook this quiet, sandy beach. Situated between the harbour and…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Battery Rocks Beach

    Battery Rocks Beach

    Like the neigbouring Promenade beach, Battery Rocks beach only exists on lower tides. Sitting between…

    dog friendly
  • Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay

    Located less than a mile out of St Ives is Carbis Bay. It is a wide sandy beach with good facilities…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Clodgy Point Beach

    Clodgy Point Beach

    Clodgy Point beach is located just around the point (Man’s Head) from Porthmeor beach. It is a fairly…

    dog friendly
  • Cot Valley Beach

    Cot Valley Beach

    Two small beaches lie close to the end of the pretty Cot Valley and dogs are allowed on both. Porth…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Eastern Green Beach

    Eastern Green Beach

    Penzance's east beach starts at the appropriately named Station Rocks and follows the curve of Mount's…

    dog friendly
  • Gurnards Head Beach

    Gurnards Head Beach

    Not an area for family beaches. Treen Cove is a short distance east of the headland, overlooked by the…

    dog friendly
  • Gwenver Beach

    Gwenver Beach

    Gwenver's name is derived from Gwynevere of Authurian legend and it does have a beauty about it. Situated…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Keneggy Sands Beach

    Keneggy Sands Beach

    Secluded, sandy beach with difficult access. At low tide it's a reasonable sized beach but it all but…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Lambeth Walk Beach

    Lambeth Walk Beach

    The oddly named Lambeth Walk beach is easily overlooked, despite being almost in the town centre of…

    dog friendly
  • Lamorna Cove

    Lamorna Cove

    There is a small pebble beach below the quay at Lamorna Cove. Pleasant place to swim. The cove is on…

  • Longrock Beach

    Longrock Beach

    A safe family beach with sand and pebbles. Favoured with Penzance locals as it is the most easily accessible…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Marazion Beach

    Marazion Beach

    Despite being situated in front of the popular village of Marazion and having ample parking and amenities…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Mousehole Beach

    Mousehole Beach

    Whilst being one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall Mousehole is not renowned for it's beaches.…

    good surf
  • Nanjizel Beach

    Nanjizel Beach

    Due to it's relative inaccessibility, Nanjizel has remained more or less untouched and never gets busy.…

    dog friendly good surf
  • Newlyn Beach

    Newlyn Beach

    This small beach on the edge of Newlyn is just past the fish market and quays. Despite also being known…

    dog friendly
  • Newlyn Tolcarne Beach

    Newlyn Tolcarne Beach

    Mainly pebble beach with a little sand, immediately below Newlyn Green, and close to Newlyn Orion Gallery.

    dog friendly good surf
  • Pedn Vounder Beach

    Pedn Vounder Beach

    One of Cornwall's lovliest beaches, set among the stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas with crystal clear…

    dog friendly good surf
  • Penberth Cove

    Penberth Cove

    Penberth Cove is still primarily a tiny fishing hamlet. There is a pebble beach. A river flows down…

    dog friendly
  • Penzance Promenade Beach

    Penzance Promenade Beach

    The beach in Penzance stretches for around a mile along the length of the Promenade. Mostly shingle…

  • Perranuthnoe Beach

    Perranuthnoe Beach

    Flat beach with sand except at high water. Cafe and car park. Good surfing beach. No dogs.

    good surf
  • Pisky Cove

    Pisky Cove

    A tiny isolated cove but no beach at high tide. Good for swimming and sunbathing on large rocks. Dogs…

    dog friendly
  • Porthchapel Beach

    Porthchapel Beach

    Situated between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra and around three miles from Lands End on Cornwall's far…

    good surf
  • Porthcurno Beach

    Porthcurno Beach

    Popular family beach with lots of soft sand. Steeply shelving beach attracts more experienced swimmers.…

  • Portheras Cove

    Portheras Cove

    Portheras is one of the last remaining truly local beaches in West Cornwall. Located on one of the wildest…

    dog friendly good surf
  • Porthguarnon Cove

    Porthguarnon Cove

    Porthguarnon is another small rocky cove along this stretch of coast that is just about accessible to…

    dog friendly
  • Porthgwarra Beach

    Porthgwarra Beach

    Secluded, relatively unknown Cornish Cove largely owned by Lord St Levan (of St Micheal's Mount). Located…

  • Porthgwidden Beach

    Porthgwidden Beach

    Porthgwidden is often overlooked in the St Ives beaches stakes. Smaller than the others it does benefit…

  • Porthkidney Beach

    Porthkidney Beach

    Porthkidney Sands stretch from the mouth of the River Hayle in Lelant to Hawk’s Point in Carbis Bay.…

    dog friendly lifeguarded good surf
  • Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor is arguably St Ives' premier beach and as such one of Cornwall's finest. The beach consists…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Porthmeor Cove

    Porthmeor Cove

    This secluded cove is set on the rugged West Cornwall coast between Land's End and St Ives. It is about…

    dog friendly
  • Porthminster Beach

    Porthminster Beach

    Large sheltered sandy beach with all facilities one would expect on a Blue Flag beach. Much more sheltered…

  • Praa Sands Beach

    Praa Sands Beach

    Large sandy beach ideal for families. Cafes and other facilities.

    lifeguarded good surf
  • Priests Cove

    Priests Cove

    Priest's Cove is to the west of Cape Cornwall. It is a tiny fishing cove dominated by the bulking cliffs…

    dog friendly good surf
  • Progo Beach

    Progo Beach

    Small, pretty much unknown beach with interesting rock arch, close to the end of the Cot Valley. A little…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Prussia Cove

    Prussia Cove

    Small and secluded rocky coves. No beach at high tide and no facilities. Famous as the home of the Carters,…

    dog friendly lifeguarded
  • Sennen Beach

    Sennen Beach

    Sennen beach is situated just around the corner from Land's End, the most westerly point in mainland…

    lifeguarded good surf
  • St Ives Harbour Beach

    St Ives Harbour Beach

    Is it a harbour? Is it a beach? Well actually it’s both. Whilst you might imagine a grimy patch of muddy…

  • St Loy's Cove

    St Loy's Cove

    St Loy is perhaps best known for its wooded valley leading down to the coast. This is a beautiful walk…

    dog friendly
  • Wherrytown Beach

    Wherrytown Beach

    Large pebble beach between Penzance and Newlyn. Safe swimming.

    dog friendly