Beaches in Cornwall

The North Coast is popular with surfers and other water sports participants, famed for its’ incredible waves, natural beauty and long stretches of golden beaches. The South Coast is dotted with hidden coves and rocky beaches, making them perfect for rock pool adventures and crabbing. If you’re lucky you may even find an old cave or tunnel smugglers used to use.

Many beaches in Cornwall have different rules for dogs. There are plenty of beaches open all year to dogs. Some beaches require dogs to be kept on a leash, some have seasonal times dogs are allowed and some have banned dogs outright. Please check online here before heading out.

And please, pick up after your dog and take your litter home. They won’t keep the beaches open to dogs if we don’t work together to keep them clean.

North Coast BeachesNorth Coast Beaches South Coast BeachesSouth Coast Beaches
Bude & North Devon:Newquay Continued:Lands End:Truro:
Clovelly BeachCrantock BeachNanjizal BeachLoe Beach
Mouthmill BeachPiper’s HolePorthgwarraSummers Beach St Mawes
Abbey River BeachVugga CovePenzance:Little & Great Molunan Beaches
Speke’s Mill Mouth WaterfallPoly Joke BeachPorthcurno BeachSt Anthonys Beach
Duckpool BayHolywell BayPedn Vounder BeachPorthbeor Beach
Sandymouth BeachPerranporth:Penberth CoveTowan Beach
Northcottmouth BeachPerran Sands BeachLamorna Cove BeachPortscatho Beach
Duckpool BeachPerranzabuloe BeachMouseholePorthcurnick Beach
Widemouth BayPerranporth BeachNewlyn Tolcarne BeachPorthbean Beach
Crooklets BeachPorthpippin BeachLong Rock BeachPendower Beach
Summerleaze BeachSt Agnes:Marazion BeachKiberick Cove
Black Rock BeachTrevellas CovePerranuthnoe BeachEast Portholland Beach
Crackington Haven BeachTrevaunance CovePiskies CoveSt Austell:
Boscastle & Tintagel:Chapel Porth BeachPrussia CovePorthluney Bay
Buckator BeachPorthtown & Portreath:Kenneggy CoveHemmick Beach
Bossiney Haven CovePorthtowen BeachPraa Sands BeachVault Beach
Tintagel Haven BeachLushington BeachHelston:Gorran Haven Beach
Trebarwith BeachPortreath BeachPorthcew (Rinsey Cove)Little Perhaver Beach
Port Issac:St Ives:Nichols CoveGreat Perhaver Beach
Port Gaverne BeachGodrevy BeachPorthleven BeachPentewan Beach
Port Issac, The PlattGwithian BeachLoe BarPorthpean Beach
Port Quin BeachGwithian Towans BeachGunwalloe BeachCarlyon Bay
Wadebridge & Padstow:Mexico Towans BeachGunwalloe Church Cove BeachPar:
Lundy BayHayle BeachPoldhu CoveSpit Beach
Polzeath BeachHayle SandsPolurrian BeachPar Sands Beach
Greenaway BeachPorthkidney BeachKynance CoveSt Austell Bay
Daymer BayCarbis BayPentreath BeachPolkerris Beach
Rock BeachPorthminster BeachHousel Bay BeachPolridmouth Cove
Harbour CoveBamaluz BeachCadgwith HarbourReadymoney Cove
Hawker’s CovePorthgwidden BeachKennack SandsLantic Bay
Butterhole BeachPorthmeor BeachKennack Sands EastParsons Cove
Trevone BeachPorthkervis BeachLankidden CoveLooe:
Harlyn BayPenzance:Porthbeer CoveParsons Cove
Long Cove BeachZennor BeachCoverack CovePolperro Beach
Constantine BayPorthzennor CoveGodrevy CoveTalland Bay
Treyarnon BayPortheras CoveLeggan CoveHannafore Beach
Porthcothan BeachBoat CovePorthkerris BeachLooe Beach
Pentire Steps BeachPriest CovePorthallow CoveSecond Beach
Bedruthan StepsPorth NanvenNelly’s CovePlaidy Beach
Newquay:Nanquidno CoveFalmouth:Black Rock Beach
Morgan PorthGwynver BeachBosahan CoveSeaton Beach
Beacon CoveSennen BeachHelford Passage BeachDownderry Beach
Watergate BaySennen CoveDurgan BeachTorpoint:
Whipsiderry BeachGrebe BeachTregantle Beach
Porth BeachWilkins PointSharrow Beach
Lusty Glaze BeachMaenporth BeachEddystone Beach
Newquay BeachSwanpool BeachPier Cellars
Tolcarne BeachGyllyngvase BeachCawsand Beach
Great Western BeachCastle BeachSandways Beach
Towan BeachPendennis PointBarn Pool Beach
Fistral BeachFlushing Beach
Polzeath Beach, Padstow