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Top 5 beaches to enjoy in Cornwall

09 Aug 2021, by Naturebreak

The Cornish Coast is scattered with fantastic beaches for visitors and locals to enjoy, whether it's diving, surfing, sunbathing or sailing, Cornwall boasts one of the best arrays of beaches in the UK and we've whittled it down to our top 5 favourites.

Kingsand Beach

We're kicking off our list with a charming and personal shingle beach, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view. Kingsand Beach overlooks the pretty village of the same name, home to the iconic seafront Kingsand clocktower. The beach itself is tiny but provides an beautiful and relaxing space to enjoy during the day, before heading to The Devonport Inn which overlooks the beach.


Maenporth Beach

For the keen divers, Meanporth Beach is a must visit, to the eye this beach is like any other, a gently sloping sandy beach with a grassy headland and gentle waves. However, below the surface lies the remains of  a 422 ton fishing trawler, the Ben Asdale, who's hull is always visible even at high tide and makes an intriguing and surreal diving location.


Porthpean Beach


This little sliver of a beach with it's waters and well-equipped outdoor centre attracts sailors and windsurfers from miles around. Visitors can kayak past the arches and caves near the seafront before walking up to the historic shipping village of Charlestown which eagle eyed tourists will recognise as the setting for costume drama Poldark.

Porth Joke Beach

A quiet and secluded beach boasts golden sands, crystal-clear waters and great conditions for surfing without the crowds. Set in a deep cove between grassy headlands this beach has few facilities and is only accessible on foot, but this is the price of real peace and quiet on this beautiful stretch of coastline.


Lusty Glaze

A privately-owned cove tucked away on the north Cornish coast, Lust Glaze is commonly used as a wedding venue set beneath towering cliffs. However, for the thrill seekers this is also the location of a jet ski safari which takes riders on a blasting 15 - 20m stretch along the Cornish coastline to view wild cliffs and many other beaches and coves.

Whether you're in Cornwall to relax, catch the waves, sightsee the coastline or even get married, the vast array of beaches mean there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

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