Cornwall is famous for its beautiful scenery, relaxed atmosphere and stunning coastline. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best beaches you just can’t miss during your stay.
6. Sennen Cove
Huge blue rolling waves makes Sennen Cove Cornwall’s western surf hotspot. The area comprises of a long sandy beach and a small harbour that is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Galleries and shops continue along the seafront providing you with plenty of options for what to do whilst you’re in Sennen; all with a view of the majestic dark blue ocean.
5. Prussia Cove
Originally the home of a famous smuggler family in the 18th Century, Prussia Cove is now a small, quiet and isolated section of the Cornish coast.
There are no facilities and the nearest car park is a ten-minute walk away which makes It the perfect secluded location to walk your dog, which are welcome on this stretch of coast all year round, and escape the hectic world.
Just a mile to the east of Marazion this area has stunning views of St Michael’s mount, the jewel in Cornwall’s crown.
The beach is sandy with some shingle at low tide but at high tide is mostly claimed by the sea, making it very popular and easily accessible surfing destination.
3. Carbis Bay
Just one mile east of St Ives, this beach rarely has any surf so makes for an ideal spot for families with young children as the sea here is perfect for swimming.
The beach forms just part of the greater St Ives Bay area which is listed as one of the world’s best by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation.
Carbis is surrounded by sub-tropical plants and turquoise waters which would make you think you were in the Mediterranean, not the south coast!
2. St. Michael's Bay
Aside from the gorgeous beach, there probably isn't a bigger reason to visit St. Michael's Bay than the 12th Century castle sat atop the island in the middle of it.
Just 400 yards away from Marazion, 30 people currently boast the island as their home. Visiting the ancestral home of the St Aubyn family is a must and during low tide it's possible to walk there across a causeway that emerges from the bay.
1. Porthcurno Beach
This stretch of the coast has won many awards and it’s easy to see why. Fine soft sand, surrounded by high cliffs, washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun makes Porthcurno an area of stunning natural beauty.
Porthcurno has often been described as ‘Paradise’ and was used as an idyllic setting during the filming of Poldark.
You'll struggle to find a better view than the waves rolling in against the rocky cliffs; If you're only ever going to visit one beach, make it this one.
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