More than 300 beaches are dotted along Cornwall’s stunning coastline. Here are some of our favourite places in the county to get the sand between your toes.

Readymoney beach, Fowey, Cornwall

Readymoney Cove

Located just to the edge of Fowey, this sheltered cove features rock pools and a sandy beach. The house in which Daphne du Maurier lived during the Second World War lies on one side of the cove, with the ruins of St Catherine’s Castle on the other.

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Polkerris beach, Cornwall


Polkerris Beach overlooks St Austell Bay, and is home to cosy bistro, Sam’s on the Beach. A sheltered stone quay, sandy beach, and plenty of watersport activities makes this one of the best family beaches in Cornwall.

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Charlestown harbour, Cornwall


Located on the outskirts of nearby St Austell, Charlestown’s pebbly beach and historic harbour have been made famous for their role in BBC One’s Poldark. Surrounded by pubs, bars, cafés, restaurants, and the Shipwreck Museum, it’s a must-visit when in Cornwall.

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Kynance Cove, Cornwall

Kynance Cove

White sand, turquoise water, and dramatic cliffs means that Kynance Cove is perhaps the most picturesque beach in the county. Although located around an hour away from Fowey, it’s well worth the trip.

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watergate bay, Cornwall

Watergate Bay

With two miles of golden sand at low tide, Watergate Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall. Situated just outside Newquay on the north coast, the beach is home to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant.

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porthcurncik beach, Cornwall

Porthcurnick Beach

This beautiful south facing beach is located on the Roseland Peninsula, and is home to the award-winning Hidden Hut beach café.

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