West Cornwall Beaches

West Cornwall Beaches

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

Find your favourite West Cornwall Beaches

Sandy beaches, hidden coves and a rich history make make the beaches in West Cornwall ever popular holiday destinations, including the beaches of St Ives and Penzance.


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Bamaluz Beach

Bamaluz Beach is peaceful, sandy beach between St Ives Harbour Beach and Porthminster Beach, a good spot…

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Bassets Cove

Basset’s Cove is tiny sandy beach between Godrevey and Portreath. There is a car park at the…

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Black Cliff Beach

Visit Black Cliff Beach makes up the long stretch of Hayles’ sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. This beach is……

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Boat Cove

Boat Cove next to Portheras Cove is a lovey small beach. Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach…

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Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay is a seaside resort popular with tourists attracted by the stunning golden sandy beach and…

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Chapel Porth Beach

Chapel Porth a picture perfect sand cove on the North Cornwall coast just south of St Agnes….

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Cot Valley Beach

Visit Cot Valley Beach This beach is… Dogs friendly Getting There Location: Nearest Train: Map of Cot Valley Beach «…

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Eastern Green Beach

Eastern Green Beach is part of a long stretch of sand from west Chy-an-Dour in Penzance…

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Godrevy Beach

Godrevy Beach is a sandy stretch of beach, a favourite with families and a popular surfing destination,…

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Gurnards Head

Gurnards Head Beach is not a beach, in the traditional sense, but it is an incredible location,…

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Gwenver Beach

Gwenver Beach or Gwynver beach, at the northern end of the Sennen Cove, is a popular spot…

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Gwithian Beach

West facing Gwithian Beach is one of Cornwall’s surfing hotspots. A great place for a surfing weekend…

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Harbour Beach

Harbour Beach in St Ives is great for families with small children, due to its central location….

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Hale Towans Beach

Beach Hayle Towans Beach great for a family holiday, with many caravan parks in the area. Nature…

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Kenneggy Sands

South facing Kenneggy Sands Beach in Penzance is a secluded arch of golden sand between Praa Sands…

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Lamorna Beach

Charming Lamorna beach is a small cove surrounded by a wooded valley, where visitors come for diving…

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Longrock Beach

Long Rock Beach just along from Eastern Green Beach in Mount’s Bay, is part of a…

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Marazion Beach

Marazion Beach is a a mile long popular destination for windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing on the…

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Mexico Towans Beach

Visit Mexico Towans Beach makes up the long stretch of Hayles’ sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. It is a…

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Mousehole Beach

Mousehole Beach (pronounced Mowzzull), a tiny beach covered with granite boulders but sandy at low tide is…

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Nanjizal Beach

Nanjizal Beach (or Mill Bay), about one mile to the south-east of Land’s End, is an amazing…

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Newlyn Beach

Newlyn Beach is a small sandy beach, immediately south of the fishing harbour. The area has long…

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Newlyn Green Beach

Newlyn Green Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog Friendly Great for families…

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Pedn Vounder Beach

Pedn Vounder Beach is a remote stretch of golden sand, with a wide beach at low…

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Penberth Cove

Visit Penberth Cove If you want to go back in time, go to Penberth Cove! This tiny, but working traditional…

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Perranuthnoe Beach

Perranuthnoe Beach (or Perran Sands) just under two miles east of Marazion, is a sandy stretch of…

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Pisky Cove

Pisky Cove is a tiny remote cove steeped in smuggling history. There is a small sandy beach…

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Porthchapel Beach

Porthchapel Beach in St.Levan (not to be confused with Chapel Porth in St Agnes) is a small…

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Porth Nanven

Porth Nanven, (also known as Cot Valley Beach or Dinosaur Egg Beach), is a dramatic location with…

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Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach on the stunning West Cornwall coast is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing, with crystal clear…

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Portheras Cove

Portheras Cove next to Boat Cove, whilst the beach is not good for traditoional seaside fun, there…

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Porthgwarra Beach

Porthgwarra Beach is a picturesque and secluded cove, with a traditional fishing heritage. There is an atmospheric…

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Porthgwidden Beach

Porthgwidden Beach known locally as ‘The Island Beach’ is ideal for a family day by the seaside….

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Porthkidney Beach

Porthkidney Beach is a beautiful north-facing sandy beach in west Cornwall which remains fairly quiet, even during…

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Porthmeor Beach

Visit Porthmeor Beach One of the four main beaches in St Ives, Porthmeor Beach is a popular holiday destination for…

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Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach is an award winning golden sandy St Ives beach, with clean waters perfect for swimming…

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Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach has glorious sandy beaches and breathtaking cliff walks. The area has been a popular seaside…

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Portreath Beach

Portreath Beach is lovely sandy beach around the harbour, just north of Redruth. It is always popular…

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Praa Sands

South facing Praa Sands is a long sandy beach popular with families, with RNLI Lifeguards on duty…

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Preists Cove

Priests Cove at Cape Cornwall, is a tiny fishing cove, with the remains of a tin mine…

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Progo Beach

This beach is… Dogs friendly Getting There Location: Nearest Train: Map of Progo Beach « Previous Beach…

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Prussia Cove

Prussia Cove Beach famous for its smuggling history, can only be reached on foot, from the nearby…

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Sennen Cove

Cornwall’s Sennen Cove (or Whitesand Bay) is a glorious golden crescent of sandy beach, popular with surfers….

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Wherrytown Beach

Wherrytown Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Surfing spotGreat for families Have a great…

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