14 Very Greatest Seashores in Cornwall To Go to

Cornwall is an unimaginable area of Southern England to discover! With beautiful coastal cities, some fairly unimaginable castles and probably the most stunning motels, it’s the form of place that’s as charming as it’s stunning. That is no extra so than with the picturesque shoreline that’s residence to a few of the greatest seashores in Cornwall to go to. 

Through the years, we’ve popped throughout to Cornwall many occasions, and we at all times discover a new little cove, seaside or coast that’s too idyllic to overlook. With over 400-miles of shoreline, you’ll be completely spoilt for selection! 

So, to make issues that bit simpler, we wished to share our favorite locations in Cornwall the place yow will discover an important seaside. From tiny little coves to extra energetic and common spots, I assure there’ll be a good few gems that you just’ll love.


Have a look, under, at the very best seashores in Cornwall to go to. Have a tremendous time exploring the Cornish coast! 

1.) Lantic Bay

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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 the most effective seashores in Cornwall to go to in the event you’re wanting just a little day journey away from the streets of the town. 

Though pebbly (very effective stones, not massive ones), it’s nonetheless bought a heap of appeal and a shoreline that matches any sandy seaside in Cornwall. 

Belief me, the seaside itself is beautiful and, though it may be a steep meander right 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. 

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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. 

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2.) Pedn Vounder Seashore

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Perched throughout the bigger Porthcurno Cove space, Pedn Vounder Seashore is a shocking place to go to when rambling the South West Coastal Path. Not solely that, however you’ve additionally bought close by Porthcurno Seashore that’s only a stone’s throw away. In actual fact, you possibly can simply do each in sooner or later 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! Truthfully, the wind is misleading right here and you may burn actually quick! 

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3.) Perranporth

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There are fairly just a few the explanation why Perranporth is among the greatest seashores in Cornwall to take pleasure in! Not solely does it have some unimaginable browsing alternatives however it additionally has one enormous stretch of golden sandy seashores that make this completely idyllic to go to. 

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Simply down the shoreline from Newquay, it’s very easy to go to (and typically just a little 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! 

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4.) Pentire Steps Seashore

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Simply up the coast from Mawgan Porth, Pentire Steps Seashore is a bit more secluded and typically forgotten little gem that’s effectively price a go to. Though tougher to entry than a few of the extra common and greatest seashores in Cornwall, it’s completely price a gander in the event 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 be sure you take all of your seaside provides with you (it’s a trek down) and pay attention to the tides. Tidal ranges will be fairly vital right here and it’s greatest to go away 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.

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5.) Harlyn Bay Seashore

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One of many extra common seashores in Cornwall, it’s an important place for all of the household to take pleasure in! Crammed with oodles of house and sandy shorelines, it’s the form of spot that’s massive and delightful. 

Relying on the winds, it’s additionally an important seaside for browsing that’s a lot enjoyable! Better of all, there are additionally lifeguards that monitor the shores in the summertime months.

Plus, in the event you’re fancying staying within the space, examine into the Pig at Harlyn Bay. It’s completely pretty and has such a beautiful vibe. 

6.) Padstow Seashores

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There’s a heap of the very best seashores in Cornwall dotted throughout Padstow! This makes it an important place to go to in the event you’re desirous to ‘take a look at the water’ and see which you’re keen on greatest.

A few of our favourites are; St George’s Cove, Hawker’s Cove and Butterhole Seashore that are comparatively near the city itself. For those who’re on the opposite aspect of the bay, try Rock Seashore which’s extra good for a stroll (even together with your canine).  

For those who’re searching for a barely bigger seaside (with amenities), try Polzeath Seashore which’s not too far in any respect. 

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7.) Kynance Cove

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Probably the most effective 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 lined are completely spectacular to see while on a ramble. 

All these gems imply that it will probably get comparatively busy at Kynance Cove. So, in the event 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, comply with the coastal paths over to Lizard Level. Alongside the way in which, you’ll get some attractive views of the Cornish shoreline which are second to none! 

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8.) Gwithian Seashore

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Gwithian Seashore is well-known as a surfers hang-out and the most effective seashores in Cornwall for wild sand dunes, too. 

Located proper by Godrevy Seashore, it’s a completely nice shoreline that you could simply ramble and go to alongside Towans Seashore and a keep in attractive St. Ives. 

Truthfully, it’s the form of seaside that ticks all of the containers. Browsing, households, canines, dunes.. you title it, it’s good for it! 

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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 Seashore

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If Gwithian and Towans Seashores weren’t sufficient for you, then be sure you jump over to the opposite aspect of St Ives for Porthmeor Seashore.

The biggest seaside on the town, it’s additionally mentioned to be the best amongst all the very best 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. 

Read more: Best seaside holidays in the UK 

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. 

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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. 

Read more: Our stay at the Watergate Bay Hotel

11.) Porthcurno Beach

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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! 

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12.) Fistral Beach

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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

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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

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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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