Cornwall is an unbelievable area of Southern England to discover! With gorgeous coastal cities, some fairly unbelievable castles and probably the most stunning accommodations, it’s the sort of place that’s as charming as it’s stunning. That is no extra so than with the picturesque shoreline that’s dwelling to a few of the finest seashores in Cornwall to go to.
Through the years, we’ve popped throughout to Cornwall many occasions, and we all the time discover a new little cove, seashore or coast that’s too idyllic to overlook. With over 400-miles of shoreline, you’ll be completely spoilt for alternative!
So, to make issues that bit simpler, we needed to share our favorite locations in Cornwall the place you’ll find an excellent seashore. From tiny little coves to extra vigorous and fashionable spots, I assure there’ll be a good few gems that you just’ll love.
Have a look, beneath, at the most effective seashores in Cornwall to go to. Have a tremendous time exploring the Cornish coast!
1.) Lantic Bay
Taken care of by the Nationwide Belief, Lantic Bay is a beautiful space to go to while exploring the south coast of Cornwall. About an hour drive from Plymouth, it’s among the best seashores in Cornwall to go to in case you’re wanting slightly day journey away from the streets of the town.
Though pebbly (very positive stones, not massive ones), it’s nonetheless obtained a heap of attraction and a shoreline that matches any sandy seashore in Cornwall.
Belief me, the seashore itself is gorgeous and, though it may be a steep meander all the way down to the shore, it’s completely price it. As with all cliff paths, train warning when rambling down and don’t stray off the pathways. In any case, nobody need’s a careless hiker.
Completed lapping up the waves? Drive over to Polruan and be part of the little boats that jump over to Fowey. It’s the opposite aspect of the River mouth and each are picturesque.
2.) Pedn Vounder Seaside
Perched throughout the bigger Porthcurno Cove space, Pedn Vounder Seaside is a shocking place to go to when rambling the South West Coastal Path. Not solely that, however you’ve additionally obtained close by Porthcurno Seaside that’s only a stone’s throw away. Actually, you’ll be able to simply do each in at some point and cease off at Logan Rock to see the sundown views.
It’s stunning and effectively price exploring, so long as you slap that SPF on! Actually, the wind is misleading right here and you’ll burn actually quick!
There are fairly just a few the reason why Perranporth is likely one of the finest seashores in Cornwall to take pleasure in! Not solely does it have some unbelievable browsing alternatives nevertheless it additionally has one large stretch of golden sandy seashores that make this completely idyllic to go to.
Simply down the shoreline from Newquay, it’s very easy to go to (and generally slightly quieter) than the city itself.
After a day within the surf, seize an enormous ice cream sundae from Perran Dairy Ice Cream Parlour. It’s so good!
4.) Pentire Steps Seaside
Simply up the coast from Mawgan Porth, Pentire Steps Seaside is a bit more secluded and generally forgotten little gem that’s effectively price a go to. Though more durable to entry than a few of the extra fashionable and finest seashores in Cornwall, it’s completely price a gander in case you’re already strolling the coastal route from Porthcothan.
It’s completely blissful and stays comparatively quiet a lot of the yr… even in peak season! Simply you’ll want to take all of your seashore provides with you (it’s a trek down) and pay attention to the tides. Tidal ranges could be fairly important right here and it’s finest to depart earlier than the tide comes again in.
Afterwards, take a drive over to Padstow and gorge at Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar for tasty fish and chips.
5.) Harlyn Bay Seaside
One of many extra fashionable seashores in Cornwall, it’s an excellent place for all of the household to take pleasure in! Stuffed with oodles of house and sandy shorelines, it’s the sort of spot that’s massive and delightful.
Relying on the winds, it’s additionally an excellent seashore for browsing that’s a lot enjoyable! Better of all, there are additionally lifeguards that monitor the shores in the summertime months.
Plus, in case you’re fancying staying within the space, test into the Pig at Harlyn Bay. It’s completely pretty and has such a beautiful vibe.
6.) Padstow Seashores
There’s a heap of the most effective seashores in Cornwall dotted throughout Padstow! This makes it an excellent place to go to in case you’re desirous to ‘check the water’ and see which you’re keen on finest.
A few of our favourites are; St George’s Cove, Hawker’s Cove and Butterhole Seaside that are comparatively near the city itself. When you’re on the opposite aspect of the bay, try Rock Seaside which’s extra good for a stroll (even along with your canine).
When you’re on the lookout for a barely bigger seashore (with services), try Polzeath Seaside which’s not too far in any respect.
7.) Kynance Cove
Probably among the best seashores in Cornwall, and photographed for that matter, Kynance Cove is a gem to go to.
The shoreline has some fairly epic blue-green waters that are so attractive to see on a nonetheless and calm day. Not solely that, the colorful heathers and stacks coated are completely spectacular to see while on a ramble.
All these gems imply that it may well get comparatively busy at Kynance Cove. So, in case you’re desirous to keep away from the vast majority of the crowds then go to on Weekdays and within the early morning (particularly as parking fills up quick).
For an extended ramble, observe the coastal paths over to Lizard Level. Alongside the best way, you’ll get some attractive views of the Cornish shoreline which are second to none!
8.) Gwithian Seaside
Gwithian Seaside is well-known as a surfers hang-out and among the best seashores in Cornwall for wild sand dunes, too.
Located proper by Godrevy Seaside, it’s a very nice shoreline you could simply ramble and go to alongside Towans Seaside and a keep in attractive St. Ives.
Actually, it’s the sort of seashore that ticks all of the containers. Browsing, households, canine, dunes.. you identify it, it’s good for it!
Afterwards, cease by the unpretentious Rum & Crab Shack on the shore of St. Ives, they serve up a few of the tastiest crabs on this aspect of Cornwall.
9.) Porthmeor Seaside
If Gwithian and Towans Seashores weren’t sufficient for you, then you’ll want to jump over to the opposite aspect of St Ives for Porthmeor Seaside.
The biggest seashore on the town, it’s additionally stated to be the best amongst all the most effective seashores in Cornwall. Although, I[‘ll leave you to decide on that one!
Awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness, it’s a stunner of a spot to visit with kids, or alone for a little chill and paddle on the shore.
Afterwards, head to ‘the island’ and ramble across St Ives Head around dusk. The views are lovely on a sunny day.
10.) Watergate Bay
One of our favourite bays in all of Cornwall, Watergate Bay is a total gem to explore and just a stone’s throw from nearby Newquay and the airport.
With its decent waves and golden sand, it’s one of the best beaches in Cornwall for surfers and swimmers. In fact, this is where we first learned to surf – at the surfing school right by the Watergate Bay Hotel.
Fancy staying over? Check into the Watergate Bay Hotel. We stayed here for a long weekend and totally fell in love with it. It has a real seaside and chilled vibe; plus their rooms are gorgeous.
11.) Porthcurno Beach
Some people say that Porthcurno is directly competing against Perranporth to be one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Though, I don’t think there needs to be any competition at all; they’re both totally idyllic.
Nestled against towering cliffs which makes it extraordinary and gorgeous to explore. Plus, the turquoise waters are beautiful on a calm day.
Afterwards, take some time to see the totally iconic The Minack Theatre. It’s so incredible and you might even get to watch a show there!
12.) Fistral Beach
Right on the shores of Newquay, Fistral Beach is probably one of the more famous beaches in Cornwall that’s within easy reach of the town. This means it’s a pretty accessible beach for most which make it great for all the family.
Not only that, Fistral Beach is also the beating heart of the UK’s surfing scene. It’s well worth giving it a shot whilst you’re here.
Yes, you can expect this place to be crowded at times but it’s got a great vibe and lots of amenities within easy reach of the surf.
13.) Treyarnon Bay
A perfect spot to watch the sunset, Treyarnon Bay will never disappoint on a sunny day. With amenities and a small coffee spot, it’s the kind of place that’s well worth a few hours soaking up the rays.
Though, as with most beaches, be cautious of riptides and undercurrents which can be dangerous. Lifeguards are present in the summer months but you should take extreme care nonetheless.
14.) Sennen Cove
Considered one of the most scenic spots in Cornwall, Sennen Cove is great to visit for its impressive waves and picturesque fishing village.
While you are here, you can also hop over to Land’s End which isn’t too far at all. The whole coastline around here is stunning, especially for a ramble to see Enys Dodnan Arch.
Plus, you can easily partner up a trip to Sennen Cove with a visit to Gwynver Beach, too.
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