Cornwall Beaches

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Perranporth beach

When you think Cornwall, you think beaches, sparkling blue seas, golden sands and long days relaxing and playing about in the water. With over 400 miles of coastline, Cornwall abounds with beautiful bays and secluded coves, making it an ideal holiday hotspot.

Surf-lovers will be wowed by the wide expanses of sand and rugged cliffs of the North Coast of Cornwall, providing ideal surf conditions and hours of fun splashing about in the waves.

Conveniently located between Padstow and Port Isaac, Polzeath Beach is glorious for surfers and families alike, with golden sands covering a large area at low tide. Polzeath’s laid-back feel and mix of beach-side cafes and shops will have you coming back time and time again.

Even in the peak summer season, you’ll find room to breathe on the vast Perranporth Beach. Backed by sand-dunes and surrounded by a lively town, this is the perfect spot to grab an ice-cream and head for a stroll along the sands. Perranporth beach is also one of the beaches that allows dogs on it all year round, so remember to take your four-legged friend.

On the South Coast of Cornwall, the beaches are more sheltered so the waters tend to be calmer, making them perfect for a relaxing swim. For a truly tranquil dip, you can’t do better than Helford Passage Beach; a small beach on the Helford River that has picture-postcard views.

Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth allows you to combine a day spent enjoying the sun and sea with a visit to the vibrant port-town of Falmouth and its array of delicious eateries. While there, why not try out some water-sports such as kayaking or paddle boarding, with tuition and hire available from WeSUP on the beachfront.

Here at Forgotten Houses, we have self-catering properties available to hire in specially selected locations across Cornwall that will make the most of the bounty of beaches this county has to offer.