Sharrow at Whitsand Bay on the Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall is a good surfing beach with RNLI lifeguards in the main season.
The beach has miles of golden sand, making it a great place for a family day out for picnics, swimming and surfing. Look for the grotto here too.
Just along from the tiny old fishing village of Crathole are Trethill cliffs. Heading south east the coast path weaves through them, before taking you around Tregantle Fort where you can drop down to the beach, or stay up high on the South West Coast Path.
Looe is a very busy fishing port, with day boats catching fish you can buy in the local fishmongers. The daily auctions send the catch far and wide too.
Families love to spend time on the safe beach at East Looe and if you want a bit more peace, then go along to Hannafore and explore the rocky nooks and crannies on the beach as well as having a front row view of Looe Island.
Head west from Hannfore in West Looe, or walk down from our small car park at Hendersick and you'll find Partnadler beach. Being of the beaten track this bay is quiet and a good rock-pooling spot. Look over to your left and you'll see Looe island and on the right is the headland of Hore Point.
On the coast path between Looe and Polperro you'll discover Talland Bay. Parking is tight in the summer, so it's a good place to walk along the coast path to.
Explore the thirteenth century church, just up the hill and on the beach you can see multicoloured rock making it a picturesque place to go rock-pooling.
There are two cafes here as well as pubic lavatories, so it's ideal for families.
The ancient fishing harbour of Polperro is a charming place to visit. Down in the harbour you'll see the old netlofts, sitting right at the mouth of the harbour and if you head up and around them and down a stone staircase you find a natural swimming pool.
The village has the warren on one side and Chapel Cliffs on the other, both with a network of footpaths to explore.
It's great to head out to the coast, whatever the weather. Keep safe as you have fun on the beach: