Cornwall is famous for its long stretches of golden sand, pebbled coves and hidden bays - boasting some of the best beaches not only in the country, but in the world. Whether you’re looking for a suntrap in the summer months or a beautiful winter walk along the coastline there’s a Cornish beach for you.

Fistral Beach

Fistral is located on Cornwall’s North Coast, flanked by two headlands, west facing and backed by high cliffs. The perfect location for many major international and national surfing competitions. Dog friendly all year round and with excellent lifeguard cover in the season.Fistral Beach, Newquay

Carbis Bay

A short way from St Ives, Carbis Bay is the ultimate Cornish oasis. A mile-long stretch of golden sand and azure waters perfect for families, with loos, café and first aid post located on the beach.

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Gwithian Beach

Stunning views of St Ives Bay, excellent surfing conditions and an amazing array of wildlife - from seals and dolphins to seabirds. The Atlantic swell makes surfing fun for all, from beginners to seasoned pros. At low tide magical rock pools and caves are exposed, fantastic for exploring with the kids.


Porthcurno Beach

This beautiful cove is nestled between two rugged headlands creating the perfect sheltered spot for family fun. Get out of the midday sun and explore the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum – once one of the world’s most important communication hubs.

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Daymer Bay

Situated between Rock and Polzeath, Daymer Bay is a sandy, safe beach surrounded by rolling hills and stunning views. Visit on a windy day and see the sky filled with a rainbow of colours – great for flying kites.

Daymer bay dog friendly beach in Cornwall

Kynance Cove     

Voted as one of the world’s best beaches with its brilliant white sands and stunning blue seas, surrounded by 200ft cliffs. At mid tide take a dip in the mermaid pool, watch out for dolphins or explore the caves.

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Over three miles of stunning sands and the swells of the Atlantic Ocean make Perranporth one of the best beaches in Cornwall. There’s an abundance of water sports to try or, when the tide’s out, the natural tidal pool is a great place to take a dip.

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Swanpool Beach

Just a short drive from Falmouth town centre, Swanpool Beach is a hive of activity. Take part in a variety of water sports from windsurfing and coasteering to sailing and kayaking. With a large carpark, café and Wi-Fi, Swanpool is great for a day out in the Cornish sunshine.

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Sennen Cove

Travel west and find one of the best beaches in Cornwall for surfing. Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand the large swell is irresistible. Sheltered by sand dunes, sun seekers will love the stretch of golden sand.

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Widemouth Bay

 A three mile stretch of beach with magical rock pools for the kids to explore and numerous coves accessible at low tide from the beach – Widemouth is the perfect place to start an adventure.

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