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Beaches in Cornwall

Beaches in Cornwall

There are a huge range of beaches in Cornwall many of which are only a short drive from our holidays parks. But how do you choose? Well we have put together a list of our favourite Cornish beaches to help make it easier for you.

If you've visited one of the many beaches below, why not submit your own review to help others choose the best for their perfect holiday experience.

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Harlyn Bay, Padstow
  • Sandy
  • Water Sports
  • Surfing
  • Pet Friendly

Harlyn Bay is an excellent beach for all manner of seaside activities. The bay is excellent for surfing, swimming and sunbathing, with some fine walks along headlands in either direction.

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Added by Rusty on 24/08/2011 14:17:07

Very good beach, great waves for body surfing. First Aid station and Lifeguards on duty. Close to Harlyn Bay, which is situated above the beach. There were rock pools as well.

Added by Nicola Reed on 29/07/2011 07:26:00

Absolutely fabulous beach, would recommend to anyone. Great for kids of all ages. Beautiful sand, seas and so pleasant. We had some wonderful days there with a picnic. Toilets close by and car park nice a close to the beach to be able to carry everything!!!

Added by Steve on 16/06/2011 10:27:18

Great beach, safe access to the sea, ice cream van, car park close to beach, a proper all day beach!! The only down fall in our opinion was the amount of dogs. It was always in your mind what you could find when digging in the golden sand - Not the dogs fault but some owners (I stress only some!!) do not give any consideration to others On the whole a great family beach we will defo return.

Added by Nige on 08/06/2011 17:37:53

What a fab beach, it was clean, and safe plus very dog friendly. The only slight negative point that I have is that the ice cream van doesn't go all the way across the beach, we had to send the kids to get the ice creams, and as you can imagine there weren't much left when they got back. I would recommend the beach to everyone.

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Marazion beach, Penzance
  • Sandy
  • Water Sports
  • Surfing

Mostly sand with a few pebbly patches, Marazion beach is an ideal family beach with safe, clean water, lifeguard patrol, the convenience of the nearby town and a good children's playground located on the green behind.

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Added by Mrs K Walsh on 30/07/2012 18:21:52

Wow! What a beach lovely and clean the beach just goes on and on with St Michael’s Mount right there in front of you. The kids had an amazing time and me and my husband got a tan there too. I would definitely go back there for a holiday.

Added by Robert Smith on 13/07/2011 19:59:58

We did like the beach in Marazion and long rock nice and sandy and the people were nice and friendly with good food and drinks in the Godolphin Arms.

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Polzeath beach, Wadebridge
  • Sandy
  • Water Sports
  • Surfing
  • Disabled Access
  • Blue Flag

Polzeath is situated on the North coast of Cornwall, it hosts a fantastic beach and village and is also one of the worlds most renowned surfing destinations.

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Added by Mummy of 6 on 17/07/2012 21:01:46

Wow what a find! We would have never followed the signs if someone hadn’t had told me about it. Very large beach, clean, easy parking, a few shops clothes and food, just wish we had better weather to stay on it longer. GREAT FOR LITTLE CHILDREN!

Added by A.Jessop on 02/04/2012 15:57:29

Excellent walks and very clean

Added by Julie on 01/11/2011 19:29:30

Beautiful, parking right on the beach, pretty village, spent hours here, loved it.

Added by Barbara on 01/09/2011 20:14:39

Great beach for kids and adults, nice sand and lots of rock pools for the kids, would recommend to everyone.

Added by Mum of one, Auntie of Two on 26/07/2011 22:00:49

We had a lovely time on this beach for 3 days, plenty of space for great beach games and all of the amenities were close by. The parking is very reasonable.

Added by Mum of 3 on 19/05/2011 16:28:35

Great beach for all the family. Lovely little coves for shelter from the wind but lovely lively sea for body boarding and paddling - lots of rock pools for kids to play in too. Really close to amenieties in Polzeath so no need to pack the house to come out! Good day out.

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Porthminster Beach, St Ives
  • Sandy

The longest beach in St Ives is probably the cleanest as well; this beach is mainly popular with families. The beach is long and sandy with the conditions of the sea being very calm. Lifeguards are on duty over summer.

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Added by Russell Smith on 30/07/2011 13:25:24

Absolutely stunning - safe, clean, excellent facilities. If you visit Cornwall you must visit this beach.

Added by Aally Churchill on 30/07/2011 11:56:10

I have been to Cornwall hundreds of times and this is the first time I have seen or been to this beach - it was beautiful!

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Constantine Bay, Padstow
  • Sandy
  • Water Sports
  • Surfing
  • Pet Friendly

A wide sandy beach with many rock pools and plenty of sand. There is a sloping path to the beach. Parking is limited at Constantine Bay and it’s better to park at Treyarnon Bay and walk the coast path to Constantine Bay.

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Added by Mum of 3 on 19/05/2011 16:25:20

Lovely white, safe sandy beach. Far from everything though so you need to take the whole lot - including food as its a long way to drag the kids back for lunch to town. Lovely calm tide as its on the inlet so ideal for kids. Good for a whole day if you've got everything with you.

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  • marker Blue Flag
  • marker Disabled Access
  • marker Pet Friendly
  • marker Sandy
  • marker Surfing
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