Cornwall is a host to many of the best beaches in Europe. The quality of the beaches and excellent local scenery make Cornwall one of the most popular tourist locations with Blue Flag rated beaches nearby.
Portreath beach is an extremely pretty beach with a small stream running down to the sea on the left hand side. A popular family beach destination like many beaches on the north coast it is popular with surfers and bodyboarders who turn up at high-tide to surf the harbour wall.
The beach is cleaned daily during high season and dogs are not allowed between Easter Day to 1st October each year.
There are several shops, cafe's nearby for necessities.
Hayle beach consists of three miles of golden sands stretching from Hayle to Godrevy. Despite being a popular destination the beach rarely gets crowded due to the impressive beaches size.
This beach is popular with Sand Yachts and Kite buggies throughout the year and seasonal lifeguards operate along many areas of the beach.
Suitable for swimming, surfing and dolphin watching the beach is great for family days out and excellent for relaxing.
Hayle beach is a host to many bird species including Peregrine Falcons.
Carbis Bay Beach is a naturally sheltered stretch of golden sand thanks to Porthminster Point.
Awarded the Blue Flag Seaside Award for 2016 the beach is an excellent destination for sun seekers and family’s wanting a relaxing day.
The traditional Cornish sport of Gig Rowing is currently undergoing a huge revival with many towns coming to Carbis Bay Beach for Club practice.
Porthminster Beach is a family friendly beach awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award in 2016. Patrolled by lifeguards in the summer season the beach offers a safe and relaxing location for families and couples looking to relax.
Beach wheelchair hire is available for this beach.
Retaining a traditional 1930's feel, the beach includes additional entertainment including a putting green, chalets and is well protected by the town and piers.
The beach has cafes and refreshments available including one of St Ives' most popular restaurants where you can enjoy an excellent meal while overlooking the beach.
This small beach, situated between 'the island' and the old pier is usually the quietest beach around St Ives.
Ideal for small families or couples looking for a little piece and quiet the beach is sheltered from the sea breeze during the summer.
With easy access to St Ives town centre and local parking areas the Porthgwidden Beach has ample local ameneties.
Lifeguards patrol this beach during the summer season.
St Ives has two harbour beaches each can be found near the Smeatons Pier end of the Wharf and beside the old slipway. These beaches are increasingly popular and benefit from being right at the centre of St Ives.
Enjoying the St Ives scenery couldn't be easier than taking a tour of the bay in a self-drive hire motor boat where you can set the pace and explore St Ives Bay or relax and take in the view.
St Ives town is also very proud of it's Lifeboats which look after the users of the sea and coastline around Cornwall. Each year in August the residents of St Ives Bay celebrate Lifeboat Day.
Porthmeor Beach is the largest of the beaches in St Ives. Due to it's westerly aspect the beach is popular with Families and Surfers.
During the summer the waves are generally mellow ideal for family body boarding or Surfing Lessons which can be catered by the Surf School which runs throughout the summer.
Autumn sees the arrival of Atlantic weather systems which produce excellent surfing conditions at Porthmeor Beach which can be easily watched from the cafe with warm drinks and fresh food.
Porthmeor Beach Restaurant is excellent for enjoying meals overlooking the beach. Enjoy watching the sunset over Mans Head from the comfort of your home.
Porthmeor Beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season.