Beaches in Cornwall

There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches in Cornwall to explore 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.

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 from the water with trees behind the houses

Durgan by the Helford River

A handful of cottages, former fish cellars, boat stores and donkey yards make up the small village of Durgan next to the Helford River.

Looking down to Sharrow beach at Whitsand

Sharrow beach at Whitsand Bay

Sharrow beach is part of the miles of golden sand at Whitsand Bay on the Rame Peninsula. Once you have discovered the area you'll have lots of things to keep you busy. The coast path leads you over the cliff tops with great views and places to stop and stare and if you fancy a beach day, then clamber down the footpaths to Sharrow Beach which is lifeguarded from May to September.

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.

A walker with her dog at Trevose Head, Cornwall

Walks 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.