Coast and beaches in Cornwall
There are miles of natural coast and beaches in Cornwall to explore with all the family.
Discover large open beaches and hidden coves along north Cornwall. Find out where to go for coastline walks and far-reaching views.
A dramatic stretch of Cornish coastline just north of Polzeath with a café, play area and coastal trampers for hire.
Holywell is the largest bay on this stretch of coast. From enjoying a peaceful walk to surfing on the beach, there is plenty to explore.
Whether you're looking for birdlife, hunting for caves at low tide or 'bellyboarding' in the Atlantic waters, Chapel Porth beach has a lot to offer.
At the most eastern tip of North Cornwall can be found the wide open spaces of Sandymouth offering a seasonal café, toilets and great surf.
Discover Northcott Mouth, a small rocky beach that opens up to expansive sand and rock pools as the tide drops.
Head to this remote tidal beach with rock pools overlooked by cliffs often carpeted with wild flowers. The beach is topped with pebbles and shingle with sand revealed at low tide.
Explore dramatic clifftop walking trails, discover Cornwall’s Dark Sky stargazing spots and visit a small beach that boasts its own signature ice cream.
Find out the things do on a visit to Port Quin, including exploring the natural landscapes, discovering its history and spotting wildlife such as guillemots and razorbills.
Explore a fascinating area of coast steeped in a history dominated by local priest and poet Parson Hawker. Discover a tiny hut perched on the cliff top which is the smallest property the Trust cares for.
Head to the coastal paths of Trevose Headland to find far-reaching sea views as well as rare plants, seabirds, marine wildlife and wildflowers.
Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, places in Cornwall have started improvements to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience.
Coastal walks, hidden coves and sandy beaches make a great day out for all the family.
A long stretch of unspoilt coast near Fowey, with a woodland walk from the car park. Ideal for a walk and picnic on the beach.
Explore the beach, go fishing, take in the clifftop views and discover the play trail on a coastal adventure at Lantic Bay and Pencarrow Head.
Explore Lantivet Bay with coastal walks, wide open views and hidden coves with beaches. This unspoilt area is a peaceful haven in Cornwall.
There are some great walks around Fowey to suit all preferences, with stretches of the South West Coast Path weaving around creeks and woodland. Discover the best places to go and activities to do, from sailing to geocaching.
Explore places to visit around Polperro, Looe and Whitsand Bay, from great surfing beaches to idyllic fishing villages. Find out about seaside activities, including swimming, fishing and rock-pooling.
Explore the cliffs, creeks, woods and dog-friendly beaches of the Roseland peninsula, where there’s wildlife to discover, as well as military history and networks of coastal paths.
Discover long stretches of golden sands, coves with glistening waters and an abundance of wildlife on a trip to West Cornwall beaches.
Two wild, beautiful headlands on the granite cliffs of West Cornwall. Turquoise seas, rugged cliffs, wildflowers.
Abundance of wildlife, waves crashing onto the beach, mining remains perched high on the cliffs, with views down to the Lizard Peninsula and West across Mounts Bay.
Historic views steeped in ancient farming and rich mining history. Top of Carn Galva has far reaching coastal and moorland views.
Cornwall's newest destination for some of the oldest mines and mining landscapes in the county.
Explore Cornwall’s heritage Tin Coast and discover mine buildings, a steam engine and walks through the mining landscape. Book the Tramper for easier access to these unique places.
Explore the wild Tin Coast, part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and see the iconic engine houses clinging to the cliff face.
Ancient monuments, wildlife and far-reaching views high up on the wind cropped heathland of Mayon Cliff, saved by the mysterious Ferguson’s Gang.
From Brisons Rocks to the iconic chimney stack, coastal walks and variety of wildlife, there is lots to see and do at Cape Cornwall. See the waves of the Atlantic crash into the Tin Coast or seasonal wild flowers and meadows. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Discover old mine buildings and a working steam-powered beam engine. See the wider natural landscape and wildlife that lives here.
A vantage point for wildlife spotting with sandy beaches providing opportunity for fun days out including rock pooling at low tide.
Tucked away on the west side of the Lizard in Cornwall, Poldhu Cove is a favourite beach for families and surfers alike.
Explore Mullion Cove on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula and you'll find a picturesque harbour, wildlife such as seals and seabirds, and the chance to go kayaking.
Explore Britain’s most southerly point. Head out for a walk with spectacular views, spot rare wildlife at the watch point and visit the Marconi wireless station.
Discover stories of Spanish shipwrecks and pre-historic settlements, as well as hidden coves, rare wildlife and walking trails.