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Stunning Beaches in Cornwall

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Emma - 13 May, 2024

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Cornwall is blessed with some stunning beaches along its coastline. Here are just a few of them:

Kynance Cove

Known for its crystal-clear waters, dramatic serpentine cliffs, and white-gold sand, Kynance Cove is a must-visit, it's been featured in many films and TV series, such as 'House of the Dragon' and 'Poldark'. It's located on the Lizard Peninsula and is part of the Lizard National Nature Reserve. Try and visit on a weekday in the spring or autumn when you can soak up the scenery without the crowds.

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Kynance Cove © Find Me a Beach



This beach is famous for its turquoise waters and soft white sands, often likened to a tropical paradise. It's also home to the Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre built into the cliffs overlooking the sea. A wild and unspoilt section of coastline, we've seen basking sharks and dolphins off the coast here. Another gorgeous beach best visited out of season as the narrow lanes can get grid-locked in the summer.

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Porthcurno Beach © Find Me a Beach


Whitsand Bay

This is a series of long, sandy beaches backed by high cliffs; including Tregantle, Freathy, Wiggle, Tregonhawke and Sharrow Beach. It's great for walking, beachcombing, and enjoying panoramic views of the wild and rugged coastline. Dogs have unlimited access to these beaches throughout the year making Whitsand Bay a great option for a day out with your four-legged friend.

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Whitsand Bay looking east from Sharrow Point © Rob Farrow (cc-by-sa/2.0)


Sennen Cove

A picturesque village and beach, Sennen Cove in the far west of Cornwall is popular with surfers and families. The golden sands and clear waters make it a beautiful spot to visit. Sunsets in particular are amazing here.

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Sennen Beach  © Find Me a Beach



The most northerly beach in a gorgeous stretch of sand-fringed, dune-backed coastline, Godrevy has plenty of sunny nooks between rocks, as well as large golden expanses of sand at low tide. Godrevy is popular with surfers and bodyboarders as well as families and walkers, but best to come a few hours either side of low tide as at high tide the beach is mostly covered.

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Godrevy Beach © Find Me a Beach


Main image: Porthcurno with Pedn Vounder in the distance © Find Me a Beach

Each of these beaches has its unique charm, whether it’s the rugged cliffs, clear waters, or golden sands. Have you been to any of them, or are you planning a visit?

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