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Holiday Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall has the largest coastline of any area in England - that's almost 300 miles of coastline, nine river estuaries and about 300 beaches.  We have awns, gugs, inlets, coves, estuaries, beaches, strands, cliffs, headlands, points, islets and islands.

There are great wide areas of golden sand, miles of sand dunes, hidden coves, famous spots and infamous places.

You can paddle in warm sand pools; examine clear salt water rock pools; explore it, amble it and climb it.  Fish from it or on it, dive beneath, skim across the top, paddle, splash and sometimes just stand and look in fascinated awe.

If you don't believe the words, click here to see a video of Cornwall's wonderful beaches.


We have a good selection of beaches on the Roseland Peninsula:


Carne A huge sandy beach about 1 mile long the west part of which is Pendower Beach. There is a slipway down to the beach
Pendower A huge sandy beach about 1 mile long the east part of which is Carne Beach. There is a slipway down to the beach.
Porthcurnick A wide sandy beach with rock pools and a slipway.
Portscatho An attractive fishing village with a beach which is mainly rock but with sandy patches. The beach stretches all the way to Porthcurnick Beach to the North
Towan A deceptively spacious sand/pebble beach with rock pools at low tide
Porthbeor A Large sandy beach down a steep cliff path with rock pools at low tide
Little and Great Molunan Small sandy coves with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. One of the only beaches sheltered from easterly sea breezes, great snorkeling.


If you are looking to go further afield, the Cornwall Beach Guide provides a list of over 150 of Cornwall's best beaches.  

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