South Cornwall Beaches

South Cornwall Beaches

Whether you’re planning a staycation or a day trip with the kids. Use our coastal holiday guide to discover beautiful South Cornwall beaches.

Find your favourite South Cornwall Beaches

Visit South Cornwall and enjoy the amazing beaches and charming coastal villages and towns. From Falmouth to Helston there are secluded coves and wide open sandy beaches ideal for enjoying the day, swimming, sailing, fishing and surfing. Explore the Lizard Penninsula, the southern most point in England.


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Know the name of the beach you are looking? See the full list of beaches in South Cornwall in alphabetical order.

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove in the tiny Cornish fishing village, with traditional thatched stone cottages is a popular holiday…

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Caerthillian Bay

Caerthillian Bay is a small rocky cove on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, just along from Kynance Cove.

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Carleon Cove

Carleon Cove is a rocky cove with the remains of the pilchard fishery by the beach, surrounded…

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Castle Beach

Castle Beach is the most northern of all the Falmouth beaches, offering fabulous views across Falmouth Bay and across to Pendennis Castle

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Church Cove Landewednack

Church Cove Landewednack on the Lizard Penninsular in South Cornwall.

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Coverack Beach

Coverack Beach once busy pilchard port, with rich smuggling history, is an idyllc location. The beach is…

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Dollar Cove

Dollar Cove or ‘Jangye-Ryn’ a small secluded beach. Did you Know? The cove is named after the…

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Flushing Beach

Flushing Cove ideal setting for the most tranquil and idyllic holiday This beach is… Dogs friendly Getting…

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Gillan Harbour Beach

Gillan Harbour Beach near the Helford Estuary, is a small sandy cove, good for sailing….

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Gunwalloe Church Cove

Gunwalloe Church Cove on the south Cornwall coast, is a picture postcard destination, with its sandy beach and 13th Century Castle

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Gunwalloe Fishing Cove

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove is a west facing beach is also known as Halzephron Cove, at the…

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Gyllyngvase Beach

Visit Gyllyngvase Beach Falmouth’s popular Gyllyngvase Beach is a charming sandy bay a favourite with families. read more

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Helford Passage Beach

Helford Passage Beach is small sandy beach on the mouth of the Helford River in South Cornwall.

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Housel Bay

Housel Bay is a small sandy cove surrounded by cliffs near to Lizards Point. It is an…

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Kennack Sands

Kennack Sands is one of the most popular sandy beaches on the Lizard Penisula. A family beach…

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Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove, just north of Lizards Point, is a famously picturesque holiday destination. There is a lovely…

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Lizard Point

Visit Lizard Point. The Lizard Point is the most southerly point in England. This beach is… Dogs friendly Getting There…

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Loe Bar Beach

Loe Bar Beach on the on the Lizard Peninsular, is a long sandy beach, with fantastic…

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Maenporth Beach

Charming Maenporth Beach a couple of miles southwest of Falmouth is a sheltered cove with a cafe…

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Men Aver Beach

Men-aver beach is just to the west of Parbean Cove about half a mile from Gillan…

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Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove is a small harbour cove, which looks out to Mullion Island Bird sanctuary. There are…

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Parbean Cove

The shingle beach at Parbean Cove along the South West Coast Path to to Nare Point.

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Pentreath Beach

Visit Pentreath Beach Housel Bay is a small sandy cove surrounded by cliffs near to Lizards Point. It is an…

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Poldhu Cove

Poldhu Cove (sometimes known as Black Pool Cove), is a sandy beach to the south and the…

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Polgwidden Beach

The beach at the end of the subtropical Trebah Gardens is Polgwidden Cove, sometimes referred to as Trebah beach.

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Polpeor Beach

Polpeor Cove is just to the right of Lizard Point and is overlooked by the old Lizard Lifeboat station. This small cove is mainland Britain’s most most southerly beach.

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Polurrian Cove

Polurrian Cove, is a secluded golden sandy beach, through the valley and cloaked by steep cliffs. It…

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Porthallow Beach

Porthallow Beach known locally as Pr’alla beach, is small beach which is usually always quiet. This beach…

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Porthkerris Beach

Porthkerris Beach, known locally as simply ‘Kerris’ is a dark grey shingle beach at the end of…

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Porthleven Beach

Porthleven Beach is 3 mile sandy beach that stretches towards Loe Bar. A popular destination in the…

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Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock Beach is a popular beach for divers heading to numerous shipwrecks at ‘The Manacles’. There is…

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Rinsey Cove

Rinsey Cove (also known as Porthcew Beach) is a small picturesque spot, although not safe for swimming.

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Swanpool Beach

Swanpool Beach is a popular sandy beach in Falmouth, backed by colouful beach huts.

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