Cornwall is home to the best beaches in the world (…okay we may be a little biased, but you’ll believe us when you see them!!). Our list of the top 10 beaches in Cornwall really expose what Cornwall is all about; sun, surf and sand… and ice cream.
Whether you’re looking for long, exposed stretches of sand along the North coast, great for surf. Or a sheltered cove across the south coast, excellent for swimming. You’re bound to find what you’re looking for during your stay at our holiday parks in Cornwall.
If you’re looking for a surf hot spot, Sennen cove could be perfect for you. With top rate surf conditions, safe bathing and soft golden sand, great for sandcastle building, there’s something for everyone. Looking for some marine life but would rather stay dry? Dolphins can still be spotted cutting through the waves close to the coast. And if you catch the beach on a chilly day head into The Old Success Inn to admire the views across the bay in the cosy pub.
2 miles of golden sand, sand dunes, huge surf… what more could you wish for? Perranporth beach is easily accessible and with a range of cafes and bars close by there’s plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Begin the two-mile trek across the beach towards Ligger Point with a stop at the café at the halfway point. Don’t worry if the tide catches you out, make the return journey over the sand dunes bursting with butterflies.
Two miles of soft sand at low tide, with enormous waves crashing in from the Atlantic- a spectacular sight and popular surfing and kitesurfing spot in Newquay. The beach also plays host to a number of events throughout the year including Polo on the beach and Boardmasters Music festival.
An Award-winning blue flag beach which attracts plenty of keen surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking waves. From novices to pros, with loads of equipment hire shops, this surf welcomes everyone. There are lots of café’s and shops to be found at the top of the beach so there’s no going hungry.
Just a short distance from our Holiday Park in Cornwall. Lantic Bay is only accessible by footpath. It’s a bit of a hike but if you’re up for it its very rewarding! Head to Polruan and follow the well-marked footpath then down the steep trek to the beach. Here you will find a sand and shingle beach in a cove cut into the towering cliffs. If you want to feel remote or fancy a bit of an adventure, this beach is perfect for you!
It’s easy to see why Kynance cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Cornwall. With its white sand, turquoise waters, caves, rock formations and islands, this beach wouldn’t look out of place on a tropical island. The beach has been made much more accessible thanks to a new road and carpark, defiantly worth a visit on your holiday in Cornwall.
In the heart of Cornwall’s liveliest resorts, Towan beach can be found at the bottom of Newquay town. Boarded by the harbour to the west and to the east by ‘the Island’ this beach is very popular with holiday goers. The blue reef aquarium can be found right by the beach, a great attraction for both young and old! Being so close to the town allows for great facilities and countless eateries.
Just four miles north of Newquay, Mawgan Porth is a small village with a big sandy beach. A great option if you prefer to avoid the crowds. The beach is largely sheltered by the overlooking cliffs. With lots of rock pools to explore and plenty of swell, this beach is popular with families and surfers alike.
Located on the North coast near Padstow, Harlyn is a spacious beach, popular with surfers and families. The coastal path crosses the beach towards the famous Bedruthan steps. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months, making it a great option for swimmers. Bring your pooch along too, Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round!
A top 10 beaches in cornwall list wouldn’t be complete without Fistral beach. One of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by cliffs and sand dunes. This beach is a huge attraction for keen surfers. All of the UK top surf competitions happen here including the famous night surf, Boardmasters Surf Championships and more! There are lots of opportunities to book surf lessons or hire equipment to hit the waves yourself. Or if you prefer to stay dry there are plenty of shops and cafes to chill out in.
Cornwall is home to some magnificent beaches, each of which are easily accessible from our Cornwall holiday parks. Choose from a huge range of accommodation and superb choice of locations. Each of our parks offer something different, whether you’re looking for luxury glamping, touring pitches, self-catering accommodation and top facilities. You’re bound to find what you’re looking for on your holiday in Cornwall.