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Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwalls boasts some of the best beaches in the world with 100's of miles of golden sands. Tranquil south coast beaches and dramatic north coast with its surfing beaches. Here we provide information for visitors to our county with information on beach facilities.

Below is a link to our sister bed and breakfast website which has detailed information on every beach with photographs.

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Newquay Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Fistral Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Little Fistral No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Towan Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Newquay Harbour No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Great Western Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Tolcarne Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Lusty Glaze Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Porth Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Watergate Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Holywell Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Cubert Yes No Yes No No No No
Crantock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

 

Padstow Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Hawkers Cove Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Harbour Cove Yes No No No No Yes No
St Georges Cove Yes No No No No Yes No
Trevone Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Seasonal Yes
Harlyn Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Constantine Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Treyarnon Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Porthcothan Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Perranporth Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Perranporth Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Penhale Sands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Tintagel Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Trebarwith Strand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Seasonal Yes

 

Lizard Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Kynance Cove Yes no no yes Yes Yes Yes
Cadgwith Cove Yes no no yes Yes Yes Yes
Housel Bay Yes no no no no Seasonal no
Church Cove Yes no no yes yes Seasonal yes
Poldhu Cove Yes no yes no yes Seasonal yes
Coverack Beach Yes no no yes yes yes yes
Carleon Cove no no no no no yes no
Mullion Cove yes no no yes yes yes yes
Porthleven Beach yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Dollar Cove yes no yes no no no yes
Gillan Harbour no no no no no yes no
Kennack Sands no no no no no yes no
Pentreath Beach yes no yes no no no no
Polurrian Cove no no no no no seasonal no
Porthallow Beach yes no no yes yes yes yes
Porthoustock Beach no no no no no yes no
Rinsey Cove no no no no no seasonal yes

 

Mevagissey Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Caerhays Beach Yes n/k Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Porthluney Cove Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gorran Haven Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Hemmick Beach Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Pentewan Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Vault Beach Yes No No No No No No

 

St Agnes Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Trevaunance Cove Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trevellas Porth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Chapel Porth

Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No

 

St Austell Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Charlestown Beach Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crinnis Beach Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Par Sands Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Polkerris Beach Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Polridmouth Beach Yes No No No No No No
Porthpean Beach Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes

 

Bude Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Summerleaze Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Crooklets Beach Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Strangle Beach No No No No No No Yes
Widemouth Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sandymouth Beach Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Duckpool Beach Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
Northcott Mouth Beach No No No No No Yes Yes
Crackington Haven Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Seasonal Yes

 

St Ives Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
Porthmeor Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Porthgwidden Beach Yes No Yes Yes Yes Seasonal Yes
St Ives Harbour Beach Yes No No Yes Yes Seasonal Limited
Porthminster Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Seasonal Yes
Carbis Bay Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Seasonal Yes
Lelant Beach Yes No Yes No No Seasonal Yes
Hayle Towans Beach Yes - Dangerous Yes Yes No No Seasonal Yes
Mexico Towans Beach Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Upton Towans Beach Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Gwithian Towans Beach Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Godrevy Beach Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes

 

Looe Beaches:

Beach Name Swimming
(family friendly)
Lifeguards Surfing Café/
Restaurant
Toilets Dogs
allowed
Parking
East Looe Beach Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
Hannafore Beach not advised No No Yes Yes No Yes
Plaidy Beach not advised No No No No Yes Yes
Millendreath Beach not advised No No No No No Yes
Portwrinkle Beach not advised No Yes No No Seasonal Yes
Talland Bay Beach not advised No No Yes Yes Seasonal Yes
Lantic Bay Beach Yes - Dangerous No No No No Yes Yes

Visit our B&B Beach Guide for individual beach information >>