Black Cliff beach, sandy beach stretching between Hayle Towans and Mexico Towans. Sheltered by cliffs and backed by dunes. You often get some large areas of shallow water near the Read more [...]
Cornwall is the peninsula on the south west of Great Britain with over 200 beaches. Cornwall along with Devon have been the UK tourist hotspots where people return year after year to enjoy its varied north and south coastlines. On the northern and west Atlantic shore it is exposed and wild with sheer cliffs and beaches of fine gold sand to be found at the likes of Watergate Bay, Perranporth, St Ives and Bude.
On the English Channel south coast the white, sandy beaches are more sheltered like at Falmouth. This coastline is known as the Cornish Riviera as it's more temperate with fine fishing villages. The rivers in this area are also popular with tourists for fishing, boating and canoeing.
The South West Coast Path takes you on a walking tour of both coasts. Lizard Peninsula is a good example of an ophiolite (ocean crust) forming fantastic cliffs at Kynance Cove.
Other attractions in Cornwall are the historic and prehistoric sites legacy of the Bronze Age, the countryside where Celtic crosses rear up from the rugged earth, the museums and the quaint villages. Surfing is very popular in the area with Newquay and Porthtowan providing local and national surf events.
Cornwall conjures up memories of biting into steaming pasties and indulging in cream teas after hours on the beach or exploring.
Whether you are looking for a quick break, a long relaxing holiday or just a few romantic nights away, Cornwall really does have it all! Just remember to book accommodation early as everyone loves going there so it gets full rather quickly!
Black Rock sits on the south side of Widemouth Bay and marks the rockier end of the long beach, the north end being large expanse of sand. You have shops, Read more [...]
Porthmeor beach is perfect for families, as the beach sits in the town of St Ives and is overlooked by the Tate St Ives. The beach has good sand at the Read more [...]
Porthcurno Beach is a beautiful white sand southeast facing beach in the western corner of the very lovely Porthcurno Bay. The beach has a deep shelf into the sea at Read more [...]
Trevone Bay is a gentle shelving sandy beach protected by cliffs on either side. The Bay has a number of alcoves which can provide some natural protection from any wind. Read more [...]
Gyllyngvase beach, locally known as Gylly beach, is a very popular gently shelving sandy beach with rock pools to explore. This is the largest of the Falmouth beaches overlooked by Read more [...]
Gwithian / Godrevy beach is one of the best stretches of golden sand in Cornwall and is popular with both families and surfers. Located at the end of the long Read more [...]
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre. From May to September you can see drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of setting. As well as the Read more [...]
Now in ruins Tintagel Castle is Cornwall’s most iconic site where the legend of King Arthur was born. A strong hold of the Earls of Cornwall, the castle was built Read more [...]
Bamaluz beach is a small sandy beach with large boulders that all but disappears at high tide. Within St Ives this is the beach for allowing dogs and so is typically Read more [...]
St Ives Harbour is a working harbour but as the tide goes out you have a small sandy beach protected by the harbour walls and within the heart of St Read more [...]
Summerleaze beach is located within a short walk of Bude town centre making it a very popular family sandy beach. However, as it is so large at low tide it never Read more [...]