Beaches in Cornwall

Located on the north coast, we are ideally situated for you to explore some county’s finest beaches, many of which are just a skimming stone’s throw away from our Cornwall holiday resort

But with so many to choose from, where should you spend your time? Handily, we’ve put together a mini guide to some of the region’s finest stretches of sand, to help inspire you further…

Portreath Beach

No guide to Cornwall’s best beaches is complete without the inclusion of our nearest beach – Portreath. The large beach has soft fine sand, with shingle below the shore line and is popular with families. The harbour wall and “rocky” is well-known by surfers for its “vortex” surf break. Nearby you’ll find lots of cafes, serving up a variety of snacks, meals and drinks.

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Godrevy Beach

Hayle boasts three miles of golden sand and owing to its northernmost position Godrevy, owned by the National Trust, takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. From buckets and spades on sunny summer days to classic rugged Cornish splendour on a stormy winter’s day, Godrevy offers the ultimate outdoor experience.

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Porthtowan Beach

One of the best beaches in Cornwall (and only a short distance from our resort), Porthtowan Beach is a place where you can freshen up and get active or chill out with a sunset cocktail at the beach bar.

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Perranporth Beach

Good Beach Guide Recommended in 2015, this huge beach has a great reputation in Cornwall. With golden sand washed by the Atlantic Ocean, it is ideal for families, walkers, surfers and even horses. Dogs must be kept on leads between July and August.

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Fistral Beach

Perhaps the best known of all Cornwall’s beaches, Fistral is a hugely popular beach in Cornwall. Famed for its surfing prowess, Fistral is the place for beginners and surfing pros to test their skills. The beach itself is large but can become a little crowded in the summer months.

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Holywell Bay

Just up the north coast is the small village of Holywell Bay, which boasts a lovely sandy beach. Go body boarding in the water, storm watch in winter or stroll across the sands with the dog, Holywell is also an ideal place to just sit on the beach and read a good book while the kids play in the stream or enjoy the waves.

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Porthcurno Beach

Head west and discover the simply magical golden sands of Porthcurno Beach. It’s won many awards – and it’s easy to see why. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.

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Porthminster Beach

This crescent of golden sand, framed by a glittering bay, has glorious views across to Godrevy Lighthouse, inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s famous novel ‘To the Lighthouse’. With the benefit of the mildest climate in the UK along with waving palm trees and translucent waters, there is a definite tropical feel to the place.

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Gunwalloe Beach

Followers of TV’s Poldark will be familiar with Church Cove, with many church and wedding scenes filmed here. It is owned and looked after by the National Trust. The tiny church of St Wynwallow, with a detached tower set into the solid rock of the headland, is located to the north side of the beach, hence the name Church Cove.

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