10 beaches you wouldn't believe are in Cornwall

Cornwall has some outstanding beaches across its 422 miles of coastline and some of them you wouldn’t believe are actually in the county! Check out these beautiful beaches, you will be surprised to find out whereabouts they are! Grab your bucket and spade, swimming cossie, towel, and sun lotion and come and have a fabulous beach hopping holiday in Cornwall!

1. Sennen Cove

The turquoise water and the long stretch of sand makes this beach seem like it should be in the Mediterranean but in fact it’s just a stone throws from the most westerly point in the UK, Land’s End. A recent storm caused water to splash of 200ft to fly into the air. This doesn’t happen all the time but the Atlantic swell makes this a great spot for surfers.


2. Kynance Cove

Golden sand’s and clear water surround the stunning formation of rocks in the area. Wait for low tide and explore the formations including Asparagus Island, Gull Rock and ‘The Bishop’. Two natural pools are formed when the tide goes out leaving great spots for diving. This untouched beach is a must visit!


3. Porthtowan

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this beach has plenty of history being set around the cliffs that played a great part in Cornwall’s Mining industry. Today the beach has Blue Flag status and a bathing pool that is accessible at low tide proving a favourite for children when the tide is out.


4. Carbis Bay

This striking beach is located near St Ives but you wouldn’t be surprised to find it in St Lucia. A paradise for swimmers and snorkelers alike with this long sandy being well sheltered on the north coast of Cornwall. Flowing down for the Carbis Valley a stream crosses in the middle of the beach adding to the spectacular nature of this beach.


5. Gyllngvase

Exotic plants line the beach making this Cornish shoreline seem like it’s in a more traditional exotic location. With 300m of beach at high tide there is plenty of room for everyone on this Blue Flag status beach. Put your towel down and enjoy watching the shipping activity in the busy bay in front of you or get your snorkel on and explore the many rock pools on the beach.Very close to Falmouth's buzzing town centre.


6. Porthmeor Beach

The magic of St Ives strikes again with this stunning stretch of golden sand that lies 500m long at high tide and significantly further at low tide. The beach is lined with residential properties and bookmarked rugged headlands either side. Cornwall’s premier art gallery The Tate St Ives sits just off the blue flag status beach.


7. Watergate Bay Beach

How many beaches have a Jamie Oliver restaurant overlooking it? Not an awful lot but this one does so visit Fifteen with its stunning food and views! Located on the outskirts of Newquay this beach is a popular location kite surfers, water sports and sand art. The National Surfing Championships were held at the beach in 2007 and is still a surfing hot spot today.


8. Crantock Beach

Another beach within a stone’s throw of Newquay makes the list and last year it was chosen by BBC Coast as Britain’s best beach. The main strip of the beach is over 900m long with sand dunes backing onto the beach creating a place to admire the high tide. As with many of the beaches in Newquay this is a great place for surfing.


9. Porthcurno

Cliffs standing at 70m high surround this beach on all sides and the bay that the beach sits in has been voted into the top ten most beautiful bays in the world. Turquoise water and white sand are a feature of this beach that is overlooked by the world famous Minack Theatre. Sheltered from the wind in most directions Porthcurno can become a real hot spot in the summer.


10. Marazion

When you first take steps onto this beach your eyesight is instantly drawn to St Michaels Mount which dominates the views out to sea. The ancient island can be reached by foot at low tide by walking the 360m causeway of granite setts. The beach itself is popular with families as it is protected from the wind and tends to be quiet even during the summer months creating a tranquil atmosphere.


Are you impressed? We sure are that you can’t wait for our holidays so we can book one of our favourite cottages by the sea and head on down to delightful Cornwall. Cornwall has so much to offer everyone who visits, from young to old, chic to geek, friends and family groups, a very memorable holiday will be had by everyone. No need for planning it all out either, just book a Cornwall holiday cottages and see what takes your fancy when you are down here!

Posted by Ed on 15th June 2017