Of course, some of Cornwall’s main attractions are the beaches you’ll find along the coastline which all have their unique charm.
Depending on if you’re looking for golden sands for beach picnics, rugged cliffs for beautiful coastal walks, or enchanting coves to find some of Cornwall’s hidden gems – there’s a beach for everyone!
We’d be here all day if we were to go through every Cornish beach, but here are just five beaches that you can explore whilst on holiday and staying at a range of Cornwall resorts!
- Porthcurno Beach
Starting strong with this beach nestled in a secluded cove, Porthcurno Beach boasts turquoise waters that are framed by Cornwall’s famous cliffs.
This is an idyllic spot where you can walk along the soft, white sand, and if you’re feeling brave you can enter the waters for some swimming.
Not only is this area known for this beach, but whilst you’re on holiday, you can also visit The Minack Theatre, which is carved into the cliffs above the beach. It offers stunning views and you might even be able to catch a performance against the backdrop of the sea.
- Fistral Beach
Next up on the list is this beach which is renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.
Whether you’re an experienced surfer or a beginner, there are surfing schools that can help you ride the waves.
With its expansive stretch of golden sand and consistent waves, it’s one to visit, even if you just want to sit back and watch the surfers in action whilst having a beach picnic.
- Kynance Cove
Within the UK’s most southern point, the Lizard Peninsula is an outcrop of land on the south coast of Cornwall and Kynance Cove is a beach that lives here.
The Lizard Peninsula’s unusual geography and stunning landscapes have made it a popular place to visit.
Kynance Cove Beach itself is accessible via a picturesque walk down a cliff path where you’ll see beauty in every step you take – covered in white sand and serpentine rock formations, it’s a must-see beach!
During low tide, you can explore the caves and rock pools to add a sense of adventure to your Cornwall holiday.
- Perranporth Beach
Another top beach spot to visit is this one that’s characterised by vast stretches of golden sand, cliffs, and dunes.
Perfect for families, couples, and adventurers – there’s plenty to get up to while you’re visiting this top spot.
You can surf, build sandcastles, and explore tidal pools, alongside many more activities to take your Cornwall getaway to the next level!
- St Ives Bay
Now, this may be an addition to the list that may be seen as cheating, but it’s just an area you can’t miss!
The reason why it may be a cheat addition is because St Ives Bay is home to several gorgeous beaches, including Porthminster Beach and Porthmeor Beach – and what’s better than multiple beaches within one bay?
And with their own unique charms, why not plan a day out visiting numerous St Ives Bay beaches and tick them off your list as you go?