Cornwall is bursting with picture-perfect spots to soak up some sun, drift off to the soothing sounds of the splashing waves and enjoy a break from the city rush. Make yourself cosy, set up your folding beach chair and make the most out of your beach holiday.
1. Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach is located on the north coast of Cornwall and is a sought-after surfing location providing the perfect waves for thrill-seeking surfers-dude – be one with the wave! Fistral Beach’s surfing commitments are not to be bested with its established Surfing Centre locked and loaded and for first time surfers and professionals alike. The wide array of beach restaurants and shops are the perfect place to chill after a day of riding the waves!
2. Crantock Beach
Crantock Beach gives you the opportunity to walk along one of the most stunning sights in Britain. Immerse yourself in the romantic, picture-perfect scenery that greets you in your venture and marvel at the Kelsey headlands and twin offshore islands. Enjoy the unmissable wild flowers overlooking the beach in early summer and even catch a glimpse of seal pups that only appear during the autumn. Walk on the fabulously soft beach sand and the dunes that shelter it. You’ll also find plenty of chances to try a great range of cuisines in Newquay – only a short drive away.
3. Sandymouth Beach
Sandymouth Beach sets itself apart with an enviable number of natural attractions. From mysterious caves to unique rock pools and rock formations, there’s tonnes to explore. Trek along the steep path and reap your rewards in the form of Sandymouth Beach’s very own waterfall. A secluded find, the waterfall is a refreshing sight. Take a well-earned break at the nearby café after walking the challenging trail. Why not take a stroll along the vast sandy beach at low tide and marvel at the concealed natural wonders of Sandymouth Beach.
4. Perranporth Beach
Perranporth Beach boasts a stunning location and covers an impressive 3 miles for you to walk and explore at leisure. The endless golden sand and serene blue skies never fail to impress. You might stumble upon St Piran’s Cross found among Penhale Sands’ sand dunes. The stone cross is almost 2.5 meters tall and is the oldest of its sort found in Cornwall. You can easily veer back to civilisation with the village only a short walk away.
5. Polzeath Beach
Polzeath Beach entices all around the world, with its surfer-friendly waves and plentiful wild life. Walk along the coastal path and take advantage of the striking coastline that greets you, unrivalled in its rich wildlife and golden panoramic views. For a beginner’s session in surfing, ‘Surf’s Up’ – a surf school, will teach you anything and everything there is to know before you venture into the waters.
6. Tolcarne Beach
Tolcarne Beach is simply stunning. The golden sand and crescent-shaped bay along with the rugged cliffs backdrop will take your breath away. There’s a medley of activities to do on the beach including boogie boarding, fishing, cave exploration and more. The colourful beach cabins are the perfect location to watch the sun rise from the comfort of your bed – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better glamping spot.
7. Sennen Beach
Sennen Beach is another striking surfing-hotspot as it embraces the full thrust of the Atlantic Ocean giving way to some phenomenal waves. Wander around the small fishing harbour and make sure to keep an eye out for beautiful sea glass scattered around the shore. You can also visit a number of extra attractions dotted around the area including novel galleries and shops