It comes as no surprise that many holidaymakers choose sunny Cornwall for their summer holiday year after year. With 250 miles of coastline and almost 200 beaches, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Cornwall with tiny rocky coves and vast expanses of golden sand to tempt you.
But, with so much choice, it’s tricky to know where’s best so we’ve done the hard work and compiled our beach musts no matter what type of holiday you’re after.
Exploring Cornwall’s Best Beaches For Surfing
Fistral Beach in Newquay is the most popular beach for surfers as its exposure to Atlantic swells means water babies are always blessed with fantastic waves.
Surfers from across the globe have been flocking to Cornwall since the 1960s thanks to the virtually perfect conditions and great weather.
Lifeguards patrol the beach from Easter to October so if you’ve got children trying to catch their first wave, you can rest assured they’re in safe hands.
Best Cornwall Beach For Nature Lovers
The Cornish coast is teeming with wildlife due to the warm Gulf Stream and it’s not uncommon to see grey seals, basking sharks and dolphins as you stroll along the coastal path.
To maximize your chance of spotting the resident pod of bottlenose dolphins, set up camp on the headlands either side of Falmouth Bay.
The four beaches in and around Falmouth are beautiful and you could easily spend an afternoon on the beach with one eye on the ocean. Nature lovers are likely to be particularly interested in Swanpool cove which lies next to the Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve as well as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Best Cornwall Beach For Families
The vast majority of Cornwall’s are family friendly with lifeguards patrolling the sands and shops selling buckets and spades but one of the favourites is Perranporth.
In addition to the amenities you’d normally expect, Perranporth also has rock pools and caves perfect for the kids to explore once they’ve exhausted sandcastle building!
When the sea feels too chilly for a paddle, use the natural swimming pool which fills at high tide and is heated by the sun for a refreshing dip. Choose a holiday cottage and start planning a memorable family holiday in Cornwall.
Best Cornwall Beach For Your Dog
With many Cornish beaches operating a seasonal dog ban, it’s important to find a stretch of sand which welcomes your furry friend all year round.
Watergate Bay on the north coast is a good bet with a mile of sand at low tide and impressive cliffs which make for excellent dog walks.
Being two miles from popular Newquay means there is plenty to keep you entertained but you won’t struggle to find an empty spot to lay your beach towel.
Dog Friendly holidays in North Cornwall
There are many good reasons for taking holidays in the UK, and more and more of us are tapping into the wealth of experiences that are available on our own doorstep. Even though there are no guarantees of the weather, there is still so much to do and see that you will never have a dull moment.
There is one area in particular that is becoming ever more popular due to it having so much to offer its visitors, and that is north Cornwall.
Dog friendly hotels in Cornwall
This is also one of the best places in the UK for taking your pet on holiday, and there are no shortage of hotels in Cornwall that are dog friendly. Cornwall hotels are renowned for their top quality food and accommodation, and when you have a look online for dog friendly hotels in Cornwall you will see the vast choice available.
Camelot Castle hotel
You can, however, save yourself time by searching forby heading directly to the website belonging to the Camelot Castle hotel.
This exquisite establishment has much to offer the holidaymaker who is looking for a touch of class in one of the most naturally beautiful locations anywhere in Britain. Located on the coast at Tintagel, it overlooks the stunning Tintagel Castle, King Arthur’s legendary birthplace.
Tintagel itself is just about the most scenic of villages, and the epicentre in what is commonly known as King Arthur country. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south west. There are many ancient buildings and excavations to explore, and much to discover about the Arthurian legend. Tintagel Church, which dates back to Norman times, sits on the cliffs near the castle and is a Grade I listed building.
Tintagel peace and tranquillity
Peace and tranquillity is the order of the day here, and apart from there being plenty of attractions to take in, the long coastline is the perfect location for those who wouldn’t dream of taking a holiday without their four legged friend. There are many beautiful cliff top walks to ensure your pet gets plenty of exercise, and is the perfect way to work off those delicious cream teas.
It’s good to see that more and more of our British hotels that are accommodating to both man and beast, and when they are luxury hotels such as the Camelot Castle owned by John Mappin & Irina Mappin, and are in such breathtaking places as Tintagel, then they become even more inviting
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Best Cornwall Beach For Unbelievable Views
Sennen Cove on the far western coast is hard to beat when it comes to choosing a beach with picture postcard views. Turquoise waters and golden sand grace this pretty cove which could easily take the place of far-flung destination on the pages of a glossy travel brochure.
As it’s slightly further up the coast from Land’s End, as you stare out to sea you’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the world.
Come just before sunset and enjoy a cocktail as the sunk sinks lower and lower in the sky to really appreciate the beautiful surroundings; heaven.