For sunbathers, surfers, swimmers or Frisbee throwers… whatever your preference, there’s a beach that’s just right for you in Cornwall! The county is renowned as the destinations for beach holidays in the UK, with so many stunning stretches of sand to choose from.
From the quiet coves as seen on TV’s Poldark to huge expanses of wide, open beach that are perfect for quiet walks on a summer’s evening – there really are so many to discover…
Take a look at our guide below to some of the finest beaches close to our park…
Porthtowan Beach (3 miles away)
This award-winning beach is the closest Blue Flag beach from our park, and one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches. North-west-facing and bordered by soft golden sand, Porthtowan is a short walk from neighbouring Chapel Porth.
Chapel Porth (3 miles away)
Owned by the National Trust, Chapel Porth really is one of Cornwall’s hidden gems. Located a short drive from our park, this quiet beach is perfect for rockpooling and exploring at low tide.
Trevaunance Cove (3 miles away)
This popular family beach is dominated by high cliffs and features a number of caves and the old harbour to explore. At low tide, you can walk to the adjacent beach of Trevallas Porth. There are also amenities at the beach including shop, pub and cafe.
Portreath Beach (5 miles away)
Once a busy port, this sandy beach is very popular with surfers and bodyboarders who benefit from the big swells at high tide. There is an amusement arcade for families located on the seafront, and beautiful views to soak in from the cliffs.
Perranporth Beach (5 miles away)
Just a short distance from our park, Perranporth is a large sandy beach that’s great for families. It’s width and length means that, even during peak times, there’s plenty of space for everyone. The handy Watering Hole pub is also based directly on the sand!
Beaches further afield…
If you fancy a drive there are more stunning beaches to explore in Cornwall that are definitely worth a visit.
Holywell Bay Beach (12 miles away)
Located near to Newquay, Holywell Bay is a great family friendly beach with golden sanded dunes and a distinctive view of the twin rocks just of the coast. If you’re a Poldark fan, you’ll recognise this beautiful stretch of coast, represented in series two.
Crantock Beach (11 miles away)
Another beach owned and maintained by the National Trust, Crantock is a rather special place. Located on the other side of the River Gannel, this beautiful beach is just a stone’s throw from Newquay but is less busy than those in the resort.
Godrevy Beach (12 miles away)
Owned by the National Trust, Godrevy has miles of flat sand and is popular with families, surfers and walkers. The famous Godrevy Lighthouse can be seen on an island just off the coast, and has plenty of rocks, cliffs and caves to explore.
Fistral Beach, Newquay (12 miles away)
Perhaps one of the most famous and iconic beaches in the UK, Fistral renowned as a surfer’s paradise. With big swells and powerful waves it’s a great spot for seasoned or even novice surfers to learn this sport plus it’s a great spot of sunbathing, too!
Porthluney Beach (15 miles away)
Popular with the locals, Porthluney is perfect for swimming and backs onto the grounds of Caerhays Castle and Gardens. There is a seasonal cafe, picnic area and carpark close by, making it the perfect spot to spend an afternoon.
Maenporth Beach, Falmouth (15 miles away)
Facing east across Falmouth Bay with views towards Pendennis Castle and the lighthouse on St Anthony Head, Maenporth beach is perfect for families. The beach has its’ own cafe and is great for rock pooling, with the opportunity to hire out a range of water sports activities including kayaking and scuba diving.
Porthminster Beach, St Ives (20 miles away)
A small but spectacular beach, Porthminster is well worth a visit. Recently recommended in the Good Beach Guide, Porthminster has an almost tropical feel and is framed by a glittering bay and boasts glorious views out towards Godrevy Lighthouse.