Cornwall is a popular holiday destination that is known for its selection of beautiful, quality beaches. Whether you’re looking for a sandy cove away from all of the hustle and bustle or are searching for a long stretch of sandy beach along the northern coast, Cornwall has a little something for everyone to enjoy. Truly get away from it all and spend your days on holiday relaxing in the sun and on the sand. Our favourite beaches are sure to provide families and all ages with the perfect holiday getaway in Cornwall, England.
Perranporth is located on the northern coast of Cornwall. Those who are seeking a lively beach holiday with plenty to see and do nearby are sure to enjoy a trip to Perranporth. This seaside holiday village is complete with cafes, pubs and shops that line the beach. This two mile stretch of beach offers good surf waves and a great spot to swim during the days. While this beach destination can become quite crowded during the summer months, tourists can be avoided by heading to Penhale Sands just a short walk away from the village.
Located just two miles away from Lizard Point is Kynance Cove. This top beach location is one of our favourite spots in all of Cornwall. As one of the most photographed beaches in the country, visitors can enjoy beautiful turquoise waters, caves and rock formations that set it apart from other beaches in the area. Because this beach is located about 30 minutes from all other attractions and destinations, it is the ideal place to enjoy a holiday away from it all.
Porthcurno Beach is one of the most stunning beach spots in all of Cornwall. Head here to admire tall granite cliffs that surround this beach destination and relax along the golden sand that becomes visible during the low tide. With a good swell at this beach, many visit here for its ideal surfing conditions which are better than many other beaches located further up the coastline. The popular family holiday destination is also protected from the harsh winds that are common at other beach locations. Other top beaches within Cornwall include destinations such as Harlyn Bay, Mawgan Porth Beach, Godrevy Beach and Praa Sands Beach. No matter where you choose to visit on holiday, you are sure to find the perfect beach getaway. Each beach destination offers something a little different from the rest. Spend your days relaxing in the sun, admiring the beautiful waters that surround you. To make the most out of your holiday, opt to visit several of our favourite Cornwall beaches to find ones that are truly perfect for you. In addition to surf, swimming and sand, our favourite beach spots offer a wide range of activities and attractions to enjoy just a short drive or within walking distance away. This gives you the ability to enjoy a holiday with plenty to see and do during your stay.
Sue takes her family on holiday to Cornwall every year and recommends The Alverton Hotel, for a beautiful place to stay and a great base to go off and explore the coast.