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Best Beaches In Penzance

We've rounded up the best beaches in Penzance in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 62 Penzance beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Sennen Cove4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Penzance
  • Indoor
  • Beaches

Sennen Cove is a mile North of Land's End lies this idyllic spot with white marram dune backed sands, deep turquoise sea and spectacular sunsets over...

Porthcurno Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthcurno Beach is a soft and sandy beach with pleasant swimming ideal for an all rounder family beach day. Be sure to bring the lot then: buckets a...

Long Rock Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking to explore a great sandy beach? Look no further than Long Rock beach in Cornwall, plus, it’s even dog friendly all year round!  Gather up you...

Mousehole Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Mousehole beach in Cornwall, you’ll discover a great little harbour, which then leads into a beach! Plus, there’s even some exoctic bannana and fi...

Marazion Beach

  • Marazion
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Marazion beach in Cornwall, a long sandy beach that may reveal a little secret at low tide… You may notice an mystical looking island wi...

Lamorna Cove

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a rocky beach that allows dogs, then Lamorna Cove in Cornwall is a great spot for you.  This picturesque beach is a gorgeous lo...

Carbis Bay Beach

  • Carbis Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Carbis Bay beach in Cornwall, with aqua blue sea and golden white sands, it’s a picturesque location for your day out.  Once you’ve chosen y...

Porthminster Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthminster Beach offers a Blue Flag awarded waters meeting a golden sandy beach, with dunes backs and palm tress adding to the tropical feel. Safe...



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Praa Sands

  • Praa Sands
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Praa Sands provides a 1.5 mile sandy beach that is backed by a long stretch of dunes, natural habitat area and the village green. At both ends, the c...

St Ives Bay5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Ives Bay actually consists of three very different beaches: Firstly the magnificent surfing beach at Porthmeor (a blue flag winner), overlooked by...

Porthmeor Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthmeor Beach is a truly magical place if you can catch it empty, but equally thrilling when thronging with happy kids! St Ives is considered to be...

Porthgwarra Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the hidden gem that’s Porthgwarra beach, this fantastic little sandy beach is a great spot to avoid the crowded beaches, while still enjoyin...

Nanjizel Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover a beautifully untouched beach and wonder at this dramatic part of the Cornish coastline. Nanjizel beach in Cornwall is quite remote, but onc...

Gwithian Towans Beach

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Gwithian Towans beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for the little explorer, plus if you’re looking for an extra thrill, i...

Godrevy Head

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The National Trust's Godrevy Head is a sandy, accessible beach surrounded by cliffs. Enjoy miles of spectacular walks over coastal grasslands and hea...

Porthleven Beach

  • Penrose
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Porthleven beach in Cornwall, a huge stretch of sandy shore that goes on for a whopping 3 miles, so little explorers will have plenty to exp...

Kynance Cove

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At The Lizard and Kynance Cove the Lizard Point, Britain's most southerly point, offers dramatic cliff walks, wild flowers and geological features de...

Kennack Sands

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kennack Sands This unusual silver sand and shingle beach really is divided in two: the bigger, western beach is is sandy and has all the facilities,...

Poldhu Cove Beach

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy some fun seaside activities at Poldhu Cove beach in Cornwall. Also known as Black Pool Cove, this wide sandy beach is a popular spot for famili...

Portreath Beach

  • Redruth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Portreath beach in Cornwall, a large and popular sandy and shingle beach, that even provides a lifeguard cover in the summer months.  The sa...

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