Beaches


Downderry Beach

Sand and shingle beach with rock pools, swimming & boating. All facilities nearby

Disabled Access Symbol East Looe Beach & Plaidy

Popular sandy beaches with all facilities nearby. Car parking at either the small quayside or main car parks.

Disabled Access Symbol Fistral Beach

A huge sandy beach which is one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.

Disabled Access Symbol Gyllyngvase Beach

A wide popular sandy beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. Parking and facilities are all nearby.

Hannafore Beach

Extensive shingle and rock beach with good rock pools and view of Looe Island. Some parking possible on road by beach. Facilities nearby.

Kingsand & Cawsand Beaches

Attractive, sheltered sand and shingle beach with Rock pools, cliff walks. Facilities nearby, including pubs, cafes and beach shops, and boat hire.

Lanivet Bay - Lansallos

Three sand and shingle beaches reached by a beautiful 15 min walks from National Trust car parks at Frogmore and Lansallos.

Lantic Bay

A shelving sand and shingle beach with rock pools. National Trust car park on cliff-top road. Beach is reached by 20 min walk along coastal path with steep descent. Strong rip currents.

Disabled Access Symbol Marazion

A long sand and pebble beach which stretches from Penzance to Marazion. Good parking and facilities at Marazion and its definitely worth visiting St Michaels Mount. To visit St Michaels Mount use the causeway at low tide and use the ferry when the causeway is under water.

Newquay

Newquay has world wide reputation as a surfers haven and comprises of four beaches – Towan beach, Great Western beach, Tolcarne beach and Lusty Glaze. Together they form a huge expanse of sand at low tide. The beaches are ideal for sun worshippers, families, and surfers and there are excellent facilities, though Newquay does get very busy. There are roads down to Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne but steep steps down to Lusty Glaze.

Disabled Access Symbol Polzeath

Super family beach with a large expanse of sand and excellent surfing. There is also a small cove at the north of Polzeath beach called Pentireglaze Haven. At Polzeath there is level access to the beach by the beach car park. At New Polzeath there are steps down to the beach.

Disabled Access Symbol Porthminster

A large perfect sandy beach on the southern edge of St Ives. There are also sunbathing areas in St Ives harbour.

Portwrinkle

Two sand and shingle beaches with rock pools. Car park, toilets and refreshments nearby.

Seaton

Large sand and shingle beach with rock pools. All facilities nearby including car park, toilets, café and pub.

Disabled Access Symbol Summerleaze

Popular white sandy beach with dunes on one side and a canal on the other The beach has a large natural swimming pool in the rocks that is filled by the sea at high tide. Situated close to the town centre, it has a large car park and easy access for everyone. There are cliff and canal walks from the beaches with local nature reserves nearby.

Talland Bay

A sheltered stretch of sand and shingle with rock pools. Café, beach shop and parking by the beach.

Disabled Access Symbol Towan

Towan is a flat, sandy beach next to Newquay harbour, it is sheltered from most of the Atlantic swells and only gets surf during stormy conditions. During the high water, it is a small cove type beach, at low tide Towan connects with Great Western Beach. Towan is very close to the town, therefore access to the beach is easy.

Whitsand Bay

Four mile stretch of fine sandy beach backed by slate cliffs, reached by paths at Freathy, Tregonhawke and Tregantle. Cliff top car park and refreshments at Freathy. Rip currents can make bathing unsafe at times.