20 Best Beaches In Cornwall Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Beaches In Cornwall

We've rounded up the best beaches in Cornwall in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 71 Cornwall 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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A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Charlestown Beach

  • Charlestown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Charlestown beach in Cornwall, a delightful little sandy and shingle beach that little explorers will love.  The beach is perfect for bravin...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Pentewan Beach

  • Pentewan
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a glorious beach with white sands and crystal clear sea, look no further! Pentewan beach in Cornwall is a great spot for the li...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Porth Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Porth Beach in Cornwall for a fantastic family beach, with golden sand and bright blue water, it’s perfect for little explorers to disco...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Mevagissey Beach

  • Mevagissey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Mevagissey beach in Cornwall, a delightful little harbour set in a fishing village, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing family day out by t...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Watergate Bay Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the incredible Watergate Bay beach in Cornwall, a wonderful slice of the Cornish coast. With 2 miles of golden sand, there’s plenty of space...

Sunset at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay

Lusty Glaze Beach

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Hang ten or hang out at Lusty Glaze Beach. This privately owned beach had all kinds of summer fun, from swimming to abseiling. So what are you waitin...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Portmellon Beach

  • Mevagissey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Portmellon beach in Cornwall, you’ll be instantly greeted by the shore, as the beach comes right up to the road. This sandy little shore is a grea...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Mawgan Porth Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this beautiful huge sandy beach, Mawgan Porth in Cornwall, with golden sands and bright blue water, it’s the perfect place for families to p...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Polkerris Beach

  • Polkerris
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore the idyllic Polkerris beach in Cornwall, a fantastic sandy cove, that’s perfect to splash about in the water.  This little sandy cove is shel...

Cove in Carnewas at Bedruthan in Wadebridge

Carnewas at Bedruthan

  • Wadebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Bedruthen Steps is an extensive and picturesque sandy beach for walkers and sunbathers. Set off along the stunning South West Coast Path to visit the...

Surfers at Fistral Beach in Newquay

Fistral Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fistral Beach is a surfer's paradise - with some of the best waves in the country! The beautiful sandy beach is west facing, long and backed by rocks...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Gorran Haven Beach

  • Gorran Haven
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly beach in Cornwall? Look no further than Gorran Haven beach, a sheltered sandy beach that’s perfect to take the family pet...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Readymoney Cove Beach

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Readymoney Cove beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s sheltered by some cliffs, making it the perfect place for a splash about in the...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Portloe Beach

  • Portloe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great dog friendly beach in Cornwall? This little fishing village is home to a great harbour, and at low tide turns into a cosy sandy b...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Porthcothan Bay Beach

  • St Eval
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a fantastic sandy beach in Cornwall? Porthcothan Bay beach is a fantastic find, and it’s great if you've got little thrill seekers lookin...

Hill top view of Crantock Beach in Newquay

Crantock Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Crantock Beach is situated on the River Gannel estuary, which you can follow for an easy stroll. The mouth of the tidal river Gannel is to the north...

Clear day at Constantine Bay in Padstow

Constantine Bay

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Constantine Bay is a deep sandy beach with a rocky reef for snorkelling and good waves for experienced surfers. There are toilets, stores and a surf...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Holywell Bay Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover your new favourite beach, Holywell bay beach in Cornwall. This mile long stretch of glorious sand is perfect for little explorers to discove...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Treyarnon Bay

  • Treyarnon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this popular family beach, Treyarnon beach, a lovely sandy beach in Cornwall that’s got loads of fun seaside activities for the little ones...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Pendower Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little explorers who love discovering new things, then a trip to Pendower beach in Cornwall is a must. Before you even get to the beach...

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