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Cornwall’s beaches

Cornwall is a beach lover's paradise with dozens of award-winning, blue flag beaches for you to choose from, In fact, there's so many beautiful stretches of sand that it can be hard to know which one to choose!

Handily, our Cornwall holiday park's location on the north coast means we're close to some of the best the county has to offer.

Whether you prefer quiet, hidden coves (as seen on Poldark) or wide-open stretches of sand, there really is something for everyone. Want to know more? Read our guide to Cornwall's beaches, below...

Local beaches

Crantock-Beach

Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach is a truly stunning stretch of sand – at least as good as any of the more famous beaches in nearby Newquay but without the masses of tourists and surfers. Just a short walk from our park

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach

As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves.

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth Beach

It’s the beach everyone raves about and billed as a great place for surfing, snorkelling, sailing and generally splashing around. It’s a huge beach that’s close to the village plus there’s also a pub on the sand!

Harlyn Bay

Harlyn Bay

Considered one of the best family beaches in Cornwall, Harlyn Bay is a wide and spacious beach of yellow sand and pebbles with plenty of interesting rock pools backed by dunes.

Mawgan Porth Beach

Mawgan Porth

Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Large west-facing beach, plenty of sand at high tide and popular with families. A sheltered stretch of beach halfway between Newquay and Padstow.

Polzeath Beach

Polzeath beach

Good Beach Guide 2015 and Blue Flag Award 2017, this beach near Wadebridge attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves.

Holwell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay

This huge beach of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes is a perfect example of the north coast’s wide open bays large enough for everyone to enjoy whatever comes naturally.

Beach

Mother Ivey’s Bay

A sandy beach with stunning unspoilt surroundings. Cushioned from the wind by the Merope Rocks, Mother Ivey’s Bay lies in a sheltered location. The bay rarely gets too crowded.

Surfing

Great Western

Great Western Beach is a one of four Newquay beaches popular with surfers and families alike. It’s just a short distance from the town centre and there’s caves and rock pools to explore at low tide.