The top 5 most beautiful beaches in Cornwall
16 July 2019
Cornwall is renowned for offering plenty of sun, sea, and sand. And during the summer months, the county’s beaches could certainly give the Caribbean a run for its money.
Here’s our pick of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall.
This gorgeous sandy bay in St Ives is popular with everyone from surfers to sunbathers. After spending the day exploring the colourful streets of the seaside town, we recommend taking a peaceful stroll along the waterfront while soaking up the views of nearby Godrevy Lighthouse.
With fine white sands and turquoise waters, this fabulous beach is undoubtedly one of the best in West Cornwall. The bay is sheltered by high cliffs, making it the perfect place for a day out with the family or post coastal walk picnic.
Nestled between the St Agnes Heritage coast and the town of Newquay lies Perranporth Beach – a haven for rock pool lovers, sand castle builders, and surfers. The beach is home to a natural tidal pool, spectacular sand dunes, and a magnificent giant sundial.
Thanks to its position on the north Cornish coast, Watergate Bay has become famed for its fabulous sunsets. It’s also where you’ll find Jamie Oliver’s award-winning Fifteen Cornwall, which serves up delicious seasonal food alongside breathtaking views over the Atlantic.
Popular with the rich and famous, the town of Rock is just a short ferry ride from Padstow and is home to one of the region’s best beaches. Long stretches of white sand and unusually calm blue waters make it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed afternoon with friends and family.