Beaches in Cornwall

There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches to explore in Cornwall which we can look after thanks to your support. Take a look and find an ideal beach for your day out, some beaches are ideal for surfing and others for a gentle stroll. Please be aware that in July and August some beaches can get very busy.

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. Ideal for a walk and picnic on 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.

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.

Surfers walking towards the sea

Surfing at Holywell and Crantock

Head to one of the National Trust recognised surf schools at Holywell and Crantock Beach and get into the water. Surf board hire is also available.

Lady walking her dog on Trevose Head in Cornwall

Walks in Cornwall you can get to by bus 

Hop on a First Kernow Bus and relax en route to some of Cornwall's most dramatic coastline. We've put together some walks from the bus stops to Cape Cornwall, Levant Mine, Botallack, Trevose Head and Carnewas at Bedruthen to help you on your way.