Discover Cornwall’s Beaches

Cornwall is famous for its picturesque beaches! The sandy shorelines prove the main pull for tourists from around the world. But with so many to visit, how can you plan the perfect short break? Find some of our most popular blogs below.

Find The Best Shoreline Spots

Cornwall is home to stunning scenic beach views, stretching for miles across the coast. There are many shorelines that provide picturesque views and walks. Kynance beach, one of the most photographed beaches in Cornwall, has stunning rock formations and is filled with crystal turquoise water. Or take a visit to the nestled golden sands of Porthcurno beach, and view the sport where the first telecommunications line arrived in England. Read some of our latest articles to find the best beaches and plan your perfect trip to Cornwall’s beaches.

10 Best Beaches In Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beaches

The majority of Cornwall’s stunning beaches are dog friendly, meaning you can enjoy your break with even the smallest members of the family! Some beaches, such as Perranporth, allow dogs all year round (although they must be kept on a lead between July and August), whereas others have seasonal restrictions, and some have restrictions on access such as certain sides of the shoreline – so make sure to check the individual beach rules before you arrive and follow signs once you’re on the beach.

5 Dog Friendly Beaches In Cornwall

Beach Safety In Cornwall

Many of Cornwall’s beaches are manned seasonally by life guards provided by the RNLI, which gives peace of mind to families and swimmers. These services are only available in the busiest months, and at certain times, so we advise all visitors to check ahead. Additionally, there are many signs on the beaches designating where swimming and watersports activities can take place. Sticking to these areas, and being aware of swimmers when using watersports equipment will help keep the beach fun for all families!

Beach Safety Advice For Cornwall

Cornwall Beach Day Trips

With watersports schools, restaurants, cafes and nearby tourist attractions, you can turn a trip to the beach into a full day experience full of exciting activities. For watersports, go to Fistral beach or Newquay to learn from some of the best instructors around. Find cafes at some of Cornwall’s hidden gem spots, like Whitsand Bay and Seaton beach, or take a visit to the Tate Gallery after spending the morning on Porthmeor beach. Or team a trip to Perranporth beach with a guided tour and ‘press your own apples experience’ at Healeys Cyder Farm.

The Best Beach Day Trips In Cornwall

Prepare For Your Beach Visit

Check Beach Information

The Cornwall tourism website is full of weather alerts, beach safety advice, instructions for dog-owners and advice on available facilities (to make sure you don’t get caught short!). The beaches across Cornwall differ vastly, so make sure you check ahead of your visit.

Pack Sun Protection

Keep yourself sheltered from the sun! Sunscreen, hats and sun protectors are all must-haves for a day at the beach. Make sure you’re adequately stocked on water (not all beaches have cafe facilities) and that you’re wearing a rash vest if doing watersports.

Find Walking Routes

Some of Cornwall’s most stunning beaches are within walking distance of each other, so check the shoreline to see which locations you can visit in a day. Don’t forget to pay attention to tidal times!

Explore The Nearby Areas

Cornwall’s prettiest villages surround the coastline, so make sure you explore them when visiting the nearby beaches. Perranporth beach is a vibrant example, with a community seaside feel that provides a perfect day out for families.