Beaches in Cornwall

Looking for a beautiful spot to spend a day at the beach in Cornwall? There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches to explore in Cornwall which we can look after thanks to your support.

Lansallos beach


A long stretch of unspoilt coast near Fowey, with a woodland walk from the car park and a play trail all the way down to the beach.

View of Durgan Village and its beach backed by woodland

Durgan beach 

The sunny, sheltered, south-facing beach at Durgan is a mixture of pebbles, rockpools and sand. It's a peaceful place to play, watch wildlife and boats or sit and read Glendurgan's guidebook. You'll find tide times at the garden entrance and also outside the Fish Cellar in the middle of Durgan village.

Surfing at Poldhu, Helston


On the west side of The Lizard, near Mullion village, this lovely sandy beach is a favourite with families and surfers alike. With a cafe, a car park (not National Trust) and toilets.

Sandymouth beach at low tide


At the most eastern tip of North Cornwall can be found the wide open spaces of Sandymouth. With great surf but also with a Trust car park, seasonal café, toilets and lifeguard you will be well catered for.

A view of Bedruthan beach

Planning your visit 

Ensure that your visit goes without a hitch with some tips from us.