Cornwall’s Beautiful Beaches

Beach safety tips

Our beaches and seas are wonderful places to explore, both in and out of the water, however it is important to remember the forces of nature and how to stay safe. Check the tide times, never swim alone, if possible swim on a lifeguarded beach between the red and yellow flags and if you do see someone in difficulty, tell a lifeguard , call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

Here is a list of beaches that are lifeguarded during the summer season.

  • Beachview
  • Carbis Bay
  • Godrevy
Painting of a rock pool
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One of the artist’s favourite things to do. Rock-pooling! The Nature side of the map shows you many of the creatures that live in rock pools.

  • Gwithian
  • Hayle Towans
  • Mexico Towans
  • Perranporth
  • Perran Sands
  • Peter’s Point
  • Porthkidney
  • Porthmeor
  • Porthminster
  • Porthtowan
  • Portreath
  • St Agnes
  • Upton Towans
  • Blackrock
  • Booby’s Bay
beaches that are flagged
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Beaches that are flagged are featured on Cornwall Uncovered.

  • Chapel Porth
  • Constantine
  • Crackington Haven
  • Crantock
  • Crooklets
  • Fistral
  • Great Western
  • Harlyn
  • Holywell Bay
  • Mawgan Porth
  • Northcott
Walking the Southwest Coastpath in Cornwall
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Walk the Coastal path and discover beautiful secluded beaches and coves along the way.

  • Polzeath
  • Porth
  • Porthcothan
  • Sandymouth
  • Summerleaze
  • Tolcarne
  • Towan
  • Trebarwith Strand
  • Trevone
  • Treyarnon
  • Watergate Bay
  • Widemouth
  • Church Cove
  • Downderry
  • Gwenver
  • Gyllyngvase
  • Hannafore
  • Kennack
  • Marazion
  • Poldhu Cove
  • Polurrian Cove
  • Porthleven
  • Porthcurno
  • Praa Sands
  • Seaton
  • Sennen
  • Whitsand Bay