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Beaches in Cornwall

This website is primarily designed for those seeking accommodation in Cornwall. However it is also designed to provide as much information and as many images of individual towns, villages and, most important for Cornwall, its beaches.

This is very much on ongoing project and we welcome any input from local people, be it information or pictures that might be considered of interest to the would be visitor to the county.

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

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